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Mapping network drive

Discussion in 'Networking' started by rwitters, Apr 28, 2008.

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  1. rwitters

    rwitters Thread Starter

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    I had to reload my OS (Windows XP) onto my laptop. I dock it at work and connect to my network. Unfortunately since I reloaded the OS I haven't been able to map my network drive as it doesn't find it. I am connected through the system as this e-mail goes through it, but it won't locate it. We have another tower computer with the same problem. I assume that there is some setting or switch that needs to be reset. Can anyone help?
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Probably a login script or drive mapping that you didn't restore. Without knowing anything about the company network, it's hard to say.
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    "I haven't been able to map my network drive as it doesn't find it. "

    Can you browse your network at work and find the server and share you used to connect to?
    Do you have the same workgroup name on the workstation that is being used by the server?
     
  4. Wanderer2

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    If you reloaded your XP OS and at work you have Active Directory/Microsoft server networking you need to go see your network admin so s/he can add the machine back into AD.
     
  5. rwitters

    rwitters Thread Starter

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    I solved it. The workgroups were not the same. Pretty simple as most of these problems are. thanks for the help though.
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    Glad that suggestion helped solve the problem.
     
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