No drive mappings? I have to reboot the dfs root server.

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by mhowell, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. mhowell

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    Every month or so users login to the network and they don't get any drive
    mappings. I have four file servers that users have drive mappings to. So,
    to fix the problem I have to reboot my dfs root server. After that everybody
    can logoff and log back on to receive their drive mappings. Why is this
    happening? I don't see anything in the event logs. I have a 2003 AD
    evironment. My root server is a 2003 domain controller.
    mhowell, Dec 13, 2005
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  2. I've not heard of this problem before. DFS isn't responsible for drive
    mappings--the service just provides referrals when users attempt to access a
    UNC path. Instead of rebooting your DC (which is also your root server), try
    restarting the DFS service to see if that fixes the problem. If it does not,
    then the problem is something other than DFS.
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Dec 20, 2005
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