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Windows 7 search not showing results from mapped Server 2008 R2 share

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 network share setup as a map drive in Win 7 x64. I want to search it via Windows 7 but I always get "no items match your search". It's as though it's not even ...
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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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Administrator view ALL mapped drives

In my understanding of security, an administrator should be able to view all connections to and from a computer - just as they can view all processes/owner, network connections/owning process. ...
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Unable to map a network drive from a Windows NT PC, to a Windows 2000 PC

I am trying to set up a test rack of legacy satellite communications equipment, and part of the configuration requires that I map a network drive on a PC (in this case, it's an IBM eServer xSeries 305 ...
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GPO not applying to an OU

We have a batch file (logon.bat) that maps drives whenever a user logs on. This script is applied by Group Policy to the entire domain. Initially, this worked perfectly, as we always wanted this ...
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Mapped drives not showing in first run of Windows Explorer

We have a handful of Windows XP SP3 users whose mapped drives don't always appear in Windows Explorer when they initially log in. "net use" shows the drives are mapped correctly and they can see them ...
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Enable offline file sync for computer owner only

At the school I am interning at, all students and faculty have a mapped home folder known as the "M:" drive for storing files that they can access from all computers. For faculty who have laptops, we ...
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Windows network - out of drive letters

I have a customer who has gone a bit insane with shares and driver letters - to the point where they're now out of letters in the alphabet to assign (that don't conflict with existing physical drives, ...
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Enable SQL Server to backup on remote machines/drives

I have a SQL Server (2000, 2005 and 2008) and I'd like to use SQL Agent (or even a simple backup database 'xxx' to disk = 'yyy'), to backup to remote drives. I.e: i have a mapped drive in the SQL ...
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Drive Mapping Through Group Preferences

My department is currently transitioning our servers to Server 2008R2 and we are looking into using Group Preferences to map network drives. Our users currently have a personal network drive and at ...
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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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Drive mapping maps two different folders for elevated and non-elevated programs

I have a Windows 2012 Domain with a couple of Windows 8 x64 Enterprise members. I want to use Group Policies to map a drive X: to a folder on a file server. The drive X: should be available on the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Map User Specific Drive

On our old Windows 2003 SBS, the guy that set up the network created a login script that fired to map some drives and add a network printer. I would like to do away with that script and just use the ...
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View free space on offline mapped network drive

We provide all of our users with a mapped network drive (H:) which we have re-directed my documents to. Using FSRM on the file server, each user is restricted to 5GB of disk space. Windows ...
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Double Click to open Office docs is slow, File -> Open is fast

I have 2 unique networks. They both share similar architecture: Windows 2003 SBS SP2 Running Symantec Endpoint Running Symantec Information Foundation Shared drives off a data partition Clients ...
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Why is Windows 7 booting up with Mapped drives showing as disconnected?

We've got numerous Windows 7 machines that will show a mapped network drive as disconnected on boot up. Seems to be all versions of Windows 7 as well. In the "My Computer" windows the mapped drive is ...
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How to map a drive for a windows service?

I am supporting the installation of a CCTV system from the Windows 2003 R2 Standard side of the equation, the intention was to use use a NAS for long term storage (quite a lot of data is generated in ...
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Ensure drive is mapped at login on laptop with strictly wireless

So, $software runs on a 'server' (windows client w/ file sharing to share out the db folder), and laptop client has the drive mapped and $software also installed. This is the vendor's recommended ...
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How to determine how map drives are being mapped

I know there are several ways to map a drive letter to a networked resource in a Windows environment. What I would like to know is how to quickly determine the means for which each mapped drive is ...
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Map Floppy A drive to USB

I need a way to assign my windows A: drive to a usb. In fact multiple usb's keys and always the standard windows floppy drive A:. It doesn't need to be bootable... Yes I know that I can set the drive ...
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Sometimes do not get network drive maps in Windows 7 Enterprise

I have a user that has a AD (Windows 2003) loginscript that maps a number of drives. The user has to traverse an external network to login to the domain. It is a pretty reliable connection but it's ...
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Can a batch run as admin launch another batch as limited user?

I have a batch that is being run with administrative privileges on a Windows 7 machine. That batch has to run another batch, which should access a mapped network drive. However, network drives are ...
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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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Cannot map drive letter to redirected folder when using Microsoft Remote Desktop

I'm having some difficulty getting the Folder Redirection feature of Microsoft Remote Desktop to work with command line applications. The server machine is running Windows 2008R2. The client machine ...
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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 ...
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Questions regarding the command: “net use * http://myserver.com”

Apparently I'm able to net use * http://servername.com and this concept is completely new to me. Does this mean I'm using WebDAV? What are the security implications? How can I read/write ...
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Drive mapping fails via GPO preferences but works fine in a VBScript

I'm running a few Windows Server 2008 R2 servers with domain computers running Windows XP SP3. Client side extension is installed. I opted to use Group Policy Preferences over the conventional ...
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How can I map a network drive from another domain?

I am using terminal-service server with Windows Server 2012 and we have two terminal servers share trough NLB, users connect to a terminal in the DOMAIN1 domain with Remote Desktop Connection (see ...
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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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Mapped Drive by OU

I want to implement a mapped drive which is hidden/exposed based on the OU of the user. I have a working version of this in one environment (Windows 2008R2; created by someone else), and I am trying ...
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Why does accessing a folder via UNC path share not work but mapping the same path as a drive does?

I have two domains, PRIMARY and EXTERNAL. EXTERNAL has a one-way outgoing trust to PRIMARY so that PRIMARY's users can authenticate in EXTERNAL. Both domains have Windows Server 2008 DCs running at ...
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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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Windows 2012 Shared Drives Odd Latency Issue

I have a Dell T110 II running ESXi 5.5 with a Windows 2012 R2 instance running with the following roles: ADDS DHCP DNS File/Storage Svcs WSUS I have two shared folders -- Scans and Data -- which ...
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Can I Map a Network Drive on a server to itself (SharePoint Server)?

I'm running a Windows 2012 64bit Server R2, computer name server-01, and I want to map a network drive to a path located on the same server. (This is needed for SharePoint 2013 development.) ...
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Can't map network drive on Windows 7 after closing VPN connection

So the command below works if I reboot my computer. But whenever I VPN to a certain customer's network on Windows 7, I lose my mapped drive. And when I try to re-establish the mapped drive (even ...
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Vista Workstation Creates Documents folder on 2003 File Server

I have a lab of notebook running vista they map to a h drive on a windows 2003 server r2. The users that have xp dont have this issue but the vista users home drives changed their structure on the ...
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How to see what drive letters are mapped for network drive?

Is there a way to see what drive letters are in use for network drives?
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net use command - system error 5 while mapping a network drive

I got a system error 5 while mapping a network drive of a server to my local machine using the net use command. This error doesn't occur when I use Administrator account of the server. When I use my ...
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How can I map a VMS directory on a Windows 2003 Server?

Is this even possible without compromising the server's security?
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Auto-mapping network drive when a user logs in

I used to know how to do this a few years ago, but I can't remember how I did it. I have one machine that is used by 5 different people. I need to map their home drive/folder when a user logs in with ...
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GPO to map drives conditionally

We have a file server that is sharing out user drives from //server/user$. We also have webDav enabled so it can be access externally by https://fileserver.company.com/user. My challenge is to map ...
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Make sure a network drive stays connected

On a Windows Server 2003, I keep losing the connection to the network drives - or to be more specific - they disconnect. Now I can simply log on and double-click the network drives, and they without ...
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Allow ColdFusion to access mapped drive?

On our production web server, it has a mapped drive (G:) that goes to the database backup folder of our database server. I can access it via termainal services easily, no problem. However, if i want ...
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Stop people mapping my Drives

I am on a network, and I'd like to control people mapping my drives. Is there a way to globally stop all people from mapping any of my drives?
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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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Disconnect mapped drive with “Reconnect at logon” setting on Vista [closed]

How to disable the Reconnect at logon setting for a mapped network drive on Vista? How to disconnect already mapped drives?
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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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My mapped network drive keeps losing password to Win Server 2008 share

We have WinXP machines on a domain which have a mapped network drive to a share on a Server 2008 computer that is not in the domain. The credentials on the share are a local account on the Server 2008 ...
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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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Network drive map through GPO not working on Windows 2012 (Neither via logon script nor drive maps)

Although I though this would be easy I am unable to automatically connect to a network drive via GPO. I tried through a batch file on (User Configuration / Policies / Windows Settings / Script / ...