Why do you have a map a drive? That's kind of old school. All I need to do is share it, place a user on my PC with the same username/password as the other PC and give it full access.
Categories: Security and User Management
Hey...getting frustrated...thought I would post here...lots of experts.
Whenever I map file shares from my PC, to my mediasmart server, next time I reboot my pc, they are all disconnected, even though I have asked them to be reconnected at startup. So that's the first issue that lead to the second.
Normally, to reconnect the shares, I have to simply "disconnect" and then remap them again. But today, all of sudden, I am getting a different error when I connect, stating:
"The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occurred:
the referenced account is currently locked out and may not be logged on to."
So, I jump on the Console and check "Shared Folders". I see all the standard shares (photos, software, etc), as well as the user shares I have created for different family members. In the case above, I have tried connecting to my Public, Software, Photos, and Music shares, and that that same error.
My next step, I try right clicking on the Shared Folders individually, (from inside Console still) and choose "open". I am not even able to open them from the Console! Access Denied. HOw can access be denied to the Public/shared folders from the Console itself?
I am basically locked out of all my photos, music, everything. Anyone ever see this before? About ready to buy a real server....(he said in total frustration)
EX475 w/ 3Tb storage on 2 500Gb mechs, 2 1TB mechs
Is your login name and password the same for both the WHS and your PC?
After doing a new Windows 7 Ultimate installation I began having a similar problem. It seems like the IP stack is being corrupted. The quickest fix is to disable and re-enable my network adapter. I'd be interested to know the details of your configuration and what router you use.
BTW, I map all of my network drives for a few reasons. Some apps and utilities I use require a local resource and I think it's much faster to open a mapped drive than having to browse the network each time I'm looking for a specific network location.
After a botched install of iTunes, I had to do a system restore. after the restore I couldn't connect to the shares on my on WHS box (sorry HP its an Aspire) getting this message.
I tried to fix it by unmapping the drives, but now I cannot see 2 of the three shares at all, so I cannot remap them. The Third share, one I set up my self is visible and I can access the files and remap the dirve but it's in "offline"mode. Yet on an XP box and another Vista laptop on my wireless network, ther is no problem, shares are accessible and online. I can't see anything on the server that is wrong, it all seems to be related to the effects of the system restore point on this Vista laptop. Any helpful comments will be much appreciated.
I have a problem with getting locked out also. To fix the problem remote desktop into the server. go to computer management, then users, then the account that is locked out. take the check out of account locked out. The problem is that I am getting locked out multiple times a day sometimes every hour or so. I have the same user name and password on all of my computers. I have a home network consisting of 2 laptops, 3 desktops, and a mediasmart server. I do not know which computer is sending the bad credentials. It appears to happen even when different machines are shut down. I feel the problem is with WHS.
Well, this helped, but I'm not out of the woods yet. I was able to re-establish sharing of the one folder that I set up by doing as you suggested. Thanks. I'm still not able to see the shares for Music and Photos, but I'll keep working on it now that I can see the details of the accounts in native Windows 2003. I think I need to look a the passwords as well. WHS keeps complaining that they are not the same, so that may also be playing a part in this picture.
Well that's a thought, Thanks. Although, I'm still thinking this all got set up vanilla and worked just fine with my existing software & hardware configurations. Things didn't go south until I had to do a system restore on the Vista Laptop. It's also definitely user account related. I logged on to my account (it's my wife's machine) and I can see everything. If I can't find anything funny with the firewall rules, I'm going to try deleting the account and set up a new one.