Mapped Network Drive in XP Not Showing Up in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by naters22, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. naters22

    naters22 Guest

    I upgraded from XP to RC1, I had a mapped networked folder on a SQL server
    that wasn't a part of the active directory that I am a part of, which could
    easily still be seen, searched, and used under XP. Now, I can't connect at
    all to the server in Vista. It won't show up in the network discovery and I
    can't browse to it either. I can, however, look it up in Internet Explorer
    (using the IP address, which brings up the server's homepage), and I can also
    remote desktop to its IP address. Why can I connect using RD and IE but
    can't get the ODBC SQL connection to work nor can I browse to the server to
    connect to any files? Please help... Thanks!
    naters22, Sep 8, 2006
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  2. Looks like your DNS translation is broken somewhere (ie your system is not
    able to map the servername to ip address) ? Can you resolve address from any
    other non-Vista machine ?
    Prashanth Prahalad [MSFT], Sep 8, 2006
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  3. naters22

    naters22 Guest

    All of the other machines in my office (All XP Pro) connect to this SQL
    server daily; the ability to browse to the server and create an ODBC
    connection to it seems to have been broken by the Vista installation somehow.
    naters22, Sep 8, 2006
  4. There are a couple of things you could try.

    If the error you are seeing is ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED or similar, it could be
    UAC/LUA related issue.

    Can you create a sample share on the server, set the share permissions so
    that everyone can access this. Try mapping the share from any of the vista
    clients, for eg, from the command prompt - net use *
    \\server\share_you_created /user:<domain>\<username> password. Let me know
    if that works. If this works, then it could something to do with
    named-pipes, since SQL uses this for communication.

    Also, I'm assuming that you are in a domain.

    I would be happy to follow-up with you offline incase you still have the
    problem. Send a mail over to
    Prashanth Prahalad [MSFT], Sep 14, 2006
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