After having to remapp network drive, it does not show up in any of the drive displays. RRS feed

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  • Just got the RC build installed, everything works well except this little problem I ran into.  I have a peer to peer network, usernames are on a file server and it does validate the user login correctly, it even shows my Vista partition, even if it did not pick up the label.  \
    Ok, I have 6 shared folders I map to my system, I mapped them all and then noticed one was pointing to the wrong folder, I disconnected, waited a few mins and remapped the folder to the correct path.
    NOWHERE in Windows7 did it display that remapped drive, did everything I could think of to refresh the network, but no drive.  it is my personal data drive which is mapped to P.  I had to reboot and come back into vista since I was unable to accesss my favs from windows 7.  I will edit post if the drive shows up after reboot, if that happens, well, I feel that should not be the way it works if Vista was able to remapp without a reboot.


    Reboot did not bring drive back, under mapped drive did not show as far as connected, when I tried to reconnnect it came back saying drive was already mapped.  What I had to do to get mapped drive to show at all was use the selection, "connect using different credentials",  I entered my same login as windows had used, after pressing ok, the drive window appeared and I was able to access it from all drive search windows.  File sever is Server 2008 RC2.


    Thursday, April 30, 2009 6:21 PM


  • Multi-booting partitions do not get a drive letter in 7 as expected behavior, and you need diskmgmt.msc to change that (no change back will be available)

    If you used a command prompt to map, you will probably need to rightclick the command prompt icon and 'run as administrator' to run the map command.
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    • Marked as answer by Nick FV Friday, June 12, 2009 5:01 AM
    Thursday, May 7, 2009 5:00 PM