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message to connect through mapped drive while connected through mapped drive

Discussion in 'Networking' started by TriBon, Sep 28, 2008.

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  1. TriBon

    TriBon Thread Starter

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    Client is laptop running on Vista Business. Server is Windows 2000. File is on Host running on XP SP2. I can map the drive on laptop to Host but when I try to run an application I get message:

    You must run APPLICTATION_NAME from a mapped drive.

    I am running application from mapped drive so why do I get this message?

    Only weird thing I can mention is that I have to specify domain name and user name to connect to the mapped drive. But once I am connected I can open all files. But the application I need to run gives me the error message.

    Help anyone?
     
  2. Softies

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    Is the application on the host or just the data?

    Does another machine connect correctly?

    If the app. is on a host along w/ the data, have you tried installing the application on your machine and accessing the data over the lan.

    Other thoughts:
    sometimes applications require an exact data path. For example, f:\app
    this info is stored on the host. When you map your local drive, you choose m:\app
     
  3. TriBon

    TriBon Thread Starter

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    The host is working as the application server. The instructions to install the client on the laptop is to map a drive to the host/server then run the setup application from the laptop over the mapped drive.

    Installation went ok on all desktops but not on the laptop. This is our first Vista computer. The setup application is asking for username and password and it would only recognise the un/pw when I add the domainname: domainname\username then password.

    But to map the drive on the laptop I didn't have to use the domainname\username combination.
     
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