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GPP drive map to nested share maps to root share on Windows 8.1

Good day everyone, I'm in the midst of testing out Windows 8.1 as an enterprise OS to avoid a crisis when Win7 is no longer supported. One of the problems I've run into is with drive mappings. Most of ...
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Group Policy Preferences network share is not working

I am attempting to use Group Policy Preferences to add a generic network share to all members of the domain in a Win2K12R2 and Win8,1 environment. I have a GPO in the root of the Domain Users security ...
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Files copied to the server locally don't show up in share

I have a 2008 Remote Desktop server that was recently hit with Cryptolocker. The server itself was never infected, but rather a workstation with a mapped network drive to it. The infection was ...
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1answer
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Windows could not reconnect all network drives

OK, before you get all "OFF TO SUPERUSER WITH YOUR ISSUE!", they specifically state in their Help pages: "NOT about issues specific to corporate IT support and networks", and since this is a corporate ...
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4answers
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Is it possible to enumerate Windows users remotely?

I have a couple of shared folders which are accesible by an account which has no password (long story). But the username is very long and difficult. Is this (relatively) safe and secure, or is it ...
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2answers
117 views

Can't map to shares on new WinXP machine

I have a new WinXP machine that won't allow other Windows machines to map drive letters to its shares. Windows Update was allowed to update everything it wanted a few weeks ago multiple times until ...
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1answer
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2003 files server

I have a Windows 2003 Server which is hosting files on a raid 5 array. When I restart the server to install update etc all workstaions on the network have to be restarted to connect to the server ...
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3answers
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Mapped Network Drive Timeout

I have two networks: work and home. The work subnet is 192.168.0.x whereas home's subnet is 192.168.1.x At work I have two mapped drives but at home I don't have either. Any time I open explorer at ...
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Stopping CSC with a GPO

I have network drives mapped to my users. If they lose network connection for any reason, it pulls up the client side cached version of it and lets the user work in that. Now some duplicate ...
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1answer
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Mapped network drives using GPO falsely showing disconnected

Network drives are mapped using GPO, however some of the drives are showing up as "Disconnected Network Drive X:" even though they are connected. The icon shows them as connected and if you click on ...
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1answer
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Windows Server 2008 mapped drives not showing on workstations?

I am running Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition with a Windows XP Pro workstation setup as a test unit. I have added an Organisational Unit called 'Misc Users' and have linked a GP called 'Basic ...
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Resource usage of mapped drives versus network location shortcuts?

One group within our IT department wants to eliminate all drive mappings from our network and replace them with simple Network Location (UNC) shortcuts. The group claims the drive mappings consume ...
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Mapping drives on MacOSX (Leopard/Snow Leopard) permanently inside LAN

How do I "map" shared folders on a Mac, permanently? With map, I do not mean 'connect', but permanently add it to the system so it exists after reboot. Since workstations tend to shutdown, I wonder ...
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How to figure out which UNC path a mapped network drive points to remotely

There is a file server named, FileServer1. On FileServer, there resides a mapped network drive, F:. From my local machine, Client, I can get to the F drive using UNC path, \\FileServer1\f$ Now I'd ...
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3answers
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Mapped network drive or Network share - which is better?

We have a Windows 2003 server with about 30 clients. I am trying to re-organize our network shares when i began wondering: Why are we even using mapped drives? why not just use network shares e.g. ...
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2answers
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Sharing a Folder on a USB Drive

I've been running a 5-drive software RAID under Windows 2003 Server. When it fails, it causes really strange problems that are difficult to deduce. After the third occurrence, I've decided to try ...
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5answers
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UNC mapped drive without user sessions

There's a similar question, but it was about whether it is possible or not. I want to put it in a different way: How do I create a UNC mapped drive which will be mounted at startup without anybody ...
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Windows: Can I map a network drive for a service account?

The title says it all, really. Is it possible to create a network drive mapping that is visible to a service? Supposing the service runs under a domain account that has permissions to the share, of ...