If policy has been applied but network drive is still not mapped, then the next thing to do is to make sure the assigned drive letter is not already in use for manual mapping. You can then access the shared resource by double-clicking on a shortcut, instead of having to reenter its address each time you want to make a connection. The popup window which appears allows you to configure your drive connection. To finish creating the shortcut, click on Next, then Finish. I can ping the bejezus outta it. I was under too much time pressure to keep checkeding after I changed anything. I understand that you are unable to connect the drive to the network.
Hi Jason, Thank you for replying with the status of the issue. If you have the same problem as I described here, you should do everything here. In Windows 8 and 10, just right-click on the Start button and choose Command Prompt. I spent hours and hours struggling with it. A Map Network Drive window will appear. As a result, the drive may have been mapped; however, the user on client cannot see it in Windows Explorer.
I suggest you to follow the steps provided below. Sometimes when turning the pc on in the morning the computer will not reconnect to the drives automaticley, Which is a pain. There are a couple of ways to connect to a folder that has been shared over the network. You can ping the machines containing the shares. This is often the default workgroup name given when Windows is installed. Both are connected to the router via Ethernet and I myself am connected to the router via Ethernet as well.
If you want the shared folder to be visible every time you open My Computer, even if you log off and then log back in, make sure there is a check next to Reconnect at logon. The Finder menu will appear at the top of the screen. If your account is not password protected, you will still receive prompts to enter a password when connecting to the drive over the network. If the mapped drive is not exist, this action will create a new mapped drive for user. I am not sure exactly what step fixed it. A Connect to Server window will appear. This may happen because the folder is read-only.
Hope the information can be helpful for you. Thanks everyone, the oddest problems sometimes have the simplest solutions. If mapped drive fails to appear, first thing to do make sure the policy has been applied correctly to the user account. Hi We have recently installed windows 7 at work. We will assist you in resolving the issue.
Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly. If you have a different username or password configured on your network drive, you should check this box. Hi Teena, Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community. Right-click somewhere on the task bar and select Properties. There is one thing to note before we get started: The methods described in this article require that the Windows account on the computer that your shared drive is physically attached to must be both an admin account and password protected. Following the scenario explained above, our configuration looks like this: We leave all other settings as default.
For me all up stated did not work and i found some different solution that work form me. Please check if there is any Antivirus software and the Windows Firewall is enabled on the problematic client. In Windows 8 and Windows 10, Explorer has gotten a bit of a makeover with the new ribbon interface that is used in Microsoft Office. I clicked on the Security tab, then clicked on the Edit button. A mini network window appears, listing available storage devices on the network. If you've created folders on the drive, you can also map a drive letter to a specific folder.
Map a Drive using Command Prompt To open the command prompt, click on Start, Run and then type cmd in the Open box. At last I found the solution. I changed the computer name and everything began working properly. Dont know if its too late for this, but I found a solution in my case. By day, he's a journalist, software trainer, and sometime Web developer. If your computer isn't set to discover other computers on the network, you'll need to enable network discovery. The hard drive will go to sleep after 3 hours of non-use.
Folders can be easily be organized and sharing permission can be managed as well. You'll find this option in the upper-left side of the window. From the drop down list, choose Map Network Drive. Normally not a big deal. Even with the existence of newer technology such as Sharepoint, shared network drive is still a commonly requested feature in any type of organizations. Internet access is not a problem nor is file sharing with my girlfriend's laptop connected via Wifi.