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PC loses access to shares on domain after standby

Discussion in 'Networking' started by NetUseFail, Nov 11, 2008.

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  1. NetUseFail

    NetUseFail Thread Starter

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    I have a laptop running XP SP3; I connect to a network at the office running a single SBS 2003 server. Recently, I began losing my access to network shares -- when I try to connect to a share like \\myServer\public, I get a message saying the share is "not accessible".

    If I log off my machine and log back on, I can get access again.

    Possibly related: now, when I log back on to my machine, there's a very long delay while it says "applying personal settings". That's new.

    Any idea what would cause this?

    Or any idea how I can reauthenticate on the network without logging out of windows completely?
     
  2. Wanderer2

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    go to the nics properties and power settings. Set to disabled [never shutdown/sleep]
     
  3. NetUseFail

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    Hi Wanderer2,

    Unfortunately, I need to be able to put my machine to sleep -- and even disconnect it from the network while it's asleep. I sometimes move around the office, so I'll undock it from one desk, put it to sleep, move it to another desk, and re-dock it.
     
  4. valis

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    well, that's sort of what's going to happen when you disconnect from the network; you need to re-authenticate to the server to get your network access back; it will keep your cached local profile, but it will not (or should not, if your network team is doing their job correctly) reconnect your mapped network drives after being pulled off of the network.
     
  5. NetUseFail

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    Thanks, Valis. They're not actually mapped drives -- I'm just hitting Start->Run, and typing in \\myServer\myShare.

    Is there any way to reauthenticate without quitting everything and logging out of windows?
     
  6. valis

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    well, the problem is that once you turn the machine off (sleep mode), you break the network connection. If you can ping it, just try flushing your dns and renewing it.

    Is this a static network or do you guys run dhcp?
     
  7. NetUseFail

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    It's DHCP. I can ping the server. I can even log into it with remote desktop. But I can't access file shares until I log out and log back in.
     
  8. valis

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    if you can ping the server, try running ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew when you plug back in and see what happens.
     
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