Unable to map drive


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Guest

XP SP2 computer is able to view unc share to alias name, but is unable to map
a drive to that exact name (network path not found). Other XP SP2 computers
(same OU, so getting same policies) are not having this issue. The webclient
service is running. Tried rebooting, net use command. When trying to map
drive via GUI, able to browse the entire path and place in the path box, but
get the same error after hitting "Finish".
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

chessexpert said:
XP SP2 computer is able to view unc share to alias name,

Alias? Do you mean share?
but is
unable to map a drive to that exact name (network path not found).
Other XP SP2 computers (same OU, so getting same policies) are not
having this issue. The webclient service is running. Tried rebooting,
net use command. When trying to map drive via GUI, able to browse the
entire path and place in the path box, but get the same error

What is the exact text of the error message?
after
hitting "Finish".

What about

net use x: \\computer\share /user:computer\username


?
 
G

Guest

It is a web share, not a windows share. I can map a drive to this exact
location on other computers. The name that I map to is not the name of the
computer; rather it is an alias in DNS. I get the same error if I use the ip
address in front of the web share.
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

chessexpert said:
It is a web share, not a windows share.

Ah. I don't use those, so I'm not sure how they differe.
I can map a drive to this
exact location on other computers. The name that I map to is not the
name of the computer; rather it is an alias in DNS.

Why, just out of random curiosity?
I get the same
error if I use the ip address in front of the web share.

Then it isn't the alias/cname that's the issue, clearly. What else is
different about this PC from one that works? Are you using DHCP for all your
computers?
 

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