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Windows 8.1 Pro - Can ping server, can't map drive

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Windows 8.1 Pro - Can ping server, can't map drive

    Good morning,

    As title says, I can ping our work server (windows 8 server) as well as connect to it using a remote desktop connection, it just won't map as a network drive.

    I had this problem a few days ago, so I tried everything I could think of (dns flush, ip config release/renew, restarting, disconnecting from network drive & re-mapping) and nothing would let me back on. I did a system restore to 2 weeks ago and it works again. So of course then windows wants to do its updates, I let the updates happen and the problem returns.

    It seems like the windows updates are the root of the problem, although I have no idea how to hunt down the cause. For now I'll have to restore to before the updates & turn off the updates.

    Does anyone know what might be causing this??
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Ipconfig - all (1).PNG   Ipconfig - all (2) and ping.PNG   Mapping Error.PNG   Windows Updates.PNG  

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  2. #2

    I'm not sure which update is causing the problem but installing the updates one at a time then rebooting and checking for mapping function would help to locate the problematic update.

    Once you find the problematic update you can uninstall that update and then choose to "hide the update" so it can't install again.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    System restore in progress. I will try this, thanks for the response Chev65.
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  4. #4

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    Linux Mint 17.2

    It depends on what you are using to remote connect to a remote server. If it is RDP. You will not be able to do it. You would really need to use a VPN connection to do remote folder sharing.
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