VPN and Mapping Drives

Posted: 01-27-2005, 01:53 AM
Server is W2K SP4
Laptops are XP Pro SP2

Logging into VPN, then trying to map 5 drives by using a batch file.

2 drives map reliably. 3 do not. Error is always: System error 53 has
occured - network path not found.

If I take the same VPN settings and login... and the same batch file... and
use them on a SP1 XP Pro machine... all 5 map reliably, repeatably, happily,
consistently etc.

XP SP2 firewall is disabled.

I have assigned permissions and security settings on the shared folders for
the mappings letter for letter identical.

HOSTS and LMHOSTS files on both machines are identical.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
--
Tomster

VPN and Mapping Drives


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Pawan Agarwal \(MSFT\)
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Re: VPN and Mapping Drives
Posted: 01-27-2005, 06:59 AM
Are the 3 mapping which are failing are always same? If so for the failing
drive mappings try to ping the remote machines to see if machines are
reachable.

I hope these machines are in your private network over which ping will not
be disabled.
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-Pawan [MSFT]

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"Tomster" <tomster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FE7BD819-44DC-4934-8603-2A8E4E8A4365@microsoft.com...
> Server is W2K SP4
> Laptops are XP Pro SP2
>
> Logging into VPN, then trying to map 5 drives by using a batch file.
>
> 2 drives map reliably. 3 do not. Error is always: System error 53 has
> occured - network path not found.
>
> If I take the same VPN settings and login... and the same batch file...
> and
> use them on a SP1 XP Pro machine... all 5 map reliably, repeatably,
> happily,
> consistently etc.
>
> XP SP2 firewall is disabled.
>
> I have assigned permissions and security settings on the shared folders
> for
> the mappings letter for letter identical.
>
> HOSTS and LMHOSTS files on both machines are identical.
>
> Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
> --
> Tomster

Tomster
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Re: VPN and Mapping Drives
Posted: 01-27-2005, 03:35 PM
Yes - we can ping.

The drives we are mapping are actually five folders on the same machine e.g.

Mapped drive T = \\server\folder_1\folder_a
Mapped drive U = \\\server\folder_1\folder_b
Mapped drive V = \\\server\folder_1\folder_c
Mapped drive W = \\\server\folder_1\folder_d
Mapped drive X = \\\server\folder_1\folder_e

In this example T and W would be mapping each time, the others do not.

"Pawan Agarwal (MSFT)" wrote:
> Are the 3 mapping which are failing are always same? If so for the failing
> drive mappings try to ping the remote machines to see if machines are
> reachable.
>
> I hope these machines are in your private network over which ping will not
> be disabled.
> --
> -Pawan [MSFT]
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> "This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights."
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> "Tomster" <tomster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:FE7BD819-44DC-4934-8603-2A8E4E8A4365@microsoft.com...
> > Server is W2K SP4
> > Laptops are XP Pro SP2
> >
> > Logging into VPN, then trying to map 5 drives by using a batch file.
> >
> > 2 drives map reliably. 3 do not. Error is always: System error 53 has
> > occured - network path not found.
> >
> > If I take the same VPN settings and login... and the same batch file...
> > and
> > use them on a SP1 XP Pro machine... all 5 map reliably, repeatably,
> > happily,
> > consistently etc.
> >
> > XP SP2 firewall is disabled.
> >
> > I have assigned permissions and security settings on the shared folders
> > for
> > the mappings letter for letter identical.
> >
> > HOSTS and LMHOSTS files on both machines are identical.
> >
> > Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
> > --
> > Tomster
>
>
>
 
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