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I have an asp.net application on a web server which tries to create a directory on another server's windows file share such as:


This usually works fine but occasionally it will fail displaying the following:

There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request

Afterwards, this will keep happening until I RDP into the web server, open windows explorer and browse to the file-share by typing the address into windows explorer.

This works immediately, no prompt for credentials or anything like that. After this, the web application immediately starts working again and is able to create directories on the file share.

Any ideas why this is happening? Why does my work around work?

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What is the web server using for DNS? Presumably the DNS servers that are supporting your AD instance? –  joeqwerty Nov 20 '12 at 1:10
Actually, there are 2 domains. WEB server is on D1 and has it's DC's as primary and secondary dns servers. Fileserver is on D2 and has it's DC's as primary and secondary dns servers. The developers have hard-coded the ip address and the fileshare has read/write permissions for everyone. –  PSA4444 Nov 20 '12 at 1:57

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