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Can't map drive letter with name but can with IP

  1. #1


    Allyn Guest

    Can't map drive letter with name but can with IP

    We had a server crash last week, and in the process IBM had me remove the
    battery on the motherboard. When we finally got it up, the year was 2054. I
    got the date reset, but ever since then, we have about 25% of our users that
    cannot get their drive mapped by using the server name but they can get it
    when mapped by IP address.

    On about 1/2 of the machines that didn't work, I was able to fix it by
    resetting winsock, but this didn't work on the other half. I would greatly
    appreciate any suggestions.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Anthony [MVP] Guest

    Re: Can't map drive letter with name but can with IP

    Allyn,
    I think we need to gather some more facts.
    What errors do you have in the server event log?
    What error do you get exactly when you try to map a drive; or when you make
    a UNC path to the server?
    Removing the battery resets the BIOS. What problem were IBM trying to solve
    by doing that?
    Anthony
    http://www.airdesk.com



    "Allyn" <Allyn@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:25C6EFDD-1317-49E4-816D-23D00C4D6540@newsgroup

    > We had a server crash last week, and in the process IBM had me remove the
    > battery on the motherboard. When we finally got it up, the year was 2054.
    > I
    > got the date reset, but ever since then, we have about 25% of our users
    > that
    > cannot get their drive mapped by using the server name but they can get it
    > when mapped by IP address.
    >
    > On about 1/2 of the machines that didn't work, I was able to fix it by
    > resetting winsock, but this didn't work on the other half. I would greatly
    > appreciate any suggestions.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Can't map drive letter with name but can with IP

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