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mapping a network drive to an internet server

Discussion in 'Networking' started by mikee-va, Jul 31, 2006.

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  1. mikee-va

    mikee-va Thread Starter

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    I am running windows2000 on my home cmputer. I am trying to map a network drive (a letter drive R:) on a windows XP server in another location. I have access to the folder but cannot map it using the map network drive until the tools.

    i can map a new network place but need to be able to map it to a letter drive so I can run some revision control software (RCS).

    Any suggestions?

    tks mike
     
  2. mikee-va

    mikee-va Thread Starter

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    Hi guys...
    haven't gotten any answers to my question. am I posting this in the right forum?

    tks in advance for your help

    mike
     
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    "i can map a new network place"

    what do you mean by this?
     
  4. mikee-va

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    Tidus,
    i am not having trouble mapping a new network place. what I need to do is map a network drive across the internet.

    my company server is running XP. I'm running win2000 on my home machine. In order for me to run RCS (Revision Control Software) and check out software from the home repository, I need to be able to map to a letter drive (i.e. "R:"). if I use my "play" computer which has XP I can do it. I can also do it using a computer at a client's site with that computer running XP. Whenever I try to do it from a computer running WIN2000 it tells me it can't find the folder.

    I think it has something to do with remote desktop connection but I have not been able to get that running.

    I'm hoping is a simple thing like setting an environment variable????

    don't know

    tks mike
     
  5. JohnWill

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    Is this a remote server? Are you connecting using a VPN?
     
  6. mikee-va

    mikee-va Thread Starter

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    John,
    not exactly sure what you mean by a remote server. the server is at corporate and I can easily do what I want from an XP machine at my house. Just can't do it with a win2000.

    no not running VPN and my boss would rather I not go that route.

    tks mike
     
  7. jhoegl

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    Only way to do it is via VPN or FTP server, or terminal services. Each one requires the server have one of those services setup on it.
     
  8. JohnWill

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    If you are mapping resources over the Internet directly without using a VPN, and your boss approves of this VERY INSECURE practice, he needs his head examined! :eek:
     
  9. mikee-va

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    john,
    i didn't mean to mislead anyone. the drive (or folder) is not wide open. I still need to provide creditials to log in and corporate feels that is secure.

    I can do it easily with XP, just not from a win2000 box.

    mike
     
  10. Rockn

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    Unless we know what sort of security or connection you are trying to make it is kind of hard to tell you what to do with the Win2K box and it's connection problem. Can you give an example of how you are trying to connect? Is it something like net use \\IPADDRESS\share to map the drive?

    If they are just using network shares over the internet, plain text passwords are not secure.
     
  11. mikee-va

    mikee-va Thread Starter

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    I was hoping this would be a simple problem to solve since I can do it from an XP box.

    What I am attempting to do is from My Documents window under tools I am clicking on Map Network Drive. I select a drive letter and for the folder I qualify it by typeing

    \\somefiles.mycorp.com\files\rcs

    and click finish. a pop up shows up saying Attempting to connnect to \\ and what i typed in. after a minute or so I get another popup that says

    The network path\\....\rcs could not be found.

    On my XP box after I type up the folder name and click finish it goes off and comes back with a secure logon to the folder. I do not get the option for the secure logon when trying from a win2000 box.

    tks mike
     
  12. mikee-va

    mikee-va Thread Starter

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    problem solved --

    tks mike
     
  13. JohnWill

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    Care to share the solution?
     
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