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Windows 7 mapping issue

Postby guest » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:42 pm

Love 7 so far! But today I needed to access a share (\\servername\share) but when I went to type it, it came up cannot connect. We're on a domain with AD, and noticed in eventvwr that GP not processing:

The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file \\internal.domain\SysVol\internal.domain\Policies\{5682A7A2-6BAE-4655-8DB6-7CAF8ECC6042}\gpt.ini from a domain controller and was not successful. Group Policy settings may not be applied until this event is resolved. This issue may be transient and could be caused by one or more of the following:
a) Name Resolution/Network Connectivity to the current domain controller.
b) File Replication Service Latency (a file created on another domain controller has not replicated to the current domain controller).
c) The Distributed File System (DFS) client has been disabled.

Also would not map network drives. Anyways, ended up doing a system restore to a known working point in time, and that seemed to work, until I rejoined the computer to domain (since it had lost the trust relationship because of the system restore), but after a few group policies processed, and a couple critical updates were installed, it broke again. So now I unplug from the network at bootup, login, then plug network back in, and it seems to be a workaround for now, but hopefully it's only a temporary one. Any Ideas?
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Postby guest » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:43 pm

Sounds like a DNS problem. Please post the results of ipconfig /all

It could also be a firewall problem. Are you using any 3rd party security software?
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Postby guest » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:43 pm

I think it was something to do with Microsoft Forefront. Or some other critical update that the WUS was installing. I had to reinstall to fix it. Going to try to reproduce in a VM.
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Postby guest » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:43 pm

Encountered this problem as well.. but managed to get it working after i used "\\ipAddress\share" instead of "\\servername\share".
Tried repairing my ip to see if my dns was pointing to my DNS Server (Win2k3 Std R2 SP2) which also runs Active Directory and my DHCP.. was pointing correctly..

But after I logged off and logged on again, was able to map "\\servername\share".. will try to see if it happens again..
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Postby guest » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:44 pm

I had this problem too. For me, it happened when I tried to do a program install from a mapped network drive. Shortly after that, I would have problems getting to network shares using the UNC name (even though ping worked), plus I would find that group policy error in the logs the original poster mentioned.

So I got rid of all my mapped drives and have not seen this problem since (knock on wood).
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