Problems accessing network drive folder with UNC & mapped drive

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Charles MacLean, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. We have two Windows SBS servers on the same segment of our LAN. They are
    both DCs. The server A has all the user and computer accounts assigned to
    it. The second server B, is just a SQL database server with no users
    assigned to it. One of our Vista workstations has mapped drive1 on server B
    as drive Z on their work station. After booting the Vista machine the user
    can see all the folders on their drive Z and move files in and out of the
    network drive on server B drive1. After about an hour or so clicking on the
    user's Z drive yeilds a message telling that the drive is not accessable
    anymore. Trying to access server B's drive1 via the network works fine after
    inputting the proper credentials.
    The statements returns TRUE after a fresh boot of my VISTA workstation and
    fails (retuens FALSE) a few hours later. If I reboot my my VISTA
    workstation it will immediatly return TRUE. Corsair is the DC that has no
    workstations accounts that we are trying to copy files to.

    result = DirExist("\\CORSAIR\Drive1\$FusionImportAPD\voice\")

    Does anybody know what is going on here?

    Thanks in Advance!!!
    Charles MacLean, Jun 9, 2009
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  2. Charles MacLean

    Leythos Guest

    You could have any number of problems since you are violating the
    licensing for SBS by trying to have two of them on the same physical
    Leythos, Jun 9, 2009
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  3. Hello,

    Thank you for posting here.

    According to your description, I understand that:

    You cannot access the network drive on the second SBS server.

    If I have misunderstood the problem, please don't hesitate to let me know.

    Information needed:
    1. What is the version of your SBS server? Is it a SBS 2008 main serve and
    second server scenarios? Or are both of two severs are SBS 2003 DCs?
    2. What the role of the second SBS server? Is it a additional DC for the
    SBS domain or a brand-new domain?

    As Leythos mentioned, first of all please make sure that you don't have two
    SBS 2003 servers in the same network. Second, as the SBS server cannot
    establish any trust between domains it should be expected that you have to
    re-authenticate after the connection times out if you have two separate
    domain on two SBS servers.

    Hope it helps. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not
    hesitate to let me know.

    Best regards,

    Miles Li
    Microsoft Online Newsgroup Support

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    Miles Li [MSFT], Jun 10, 2009
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