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    Unable to map DFS drive

    Using the VB script from the Wiki: Mapping Network Drives - Wiki

    I am unable to map to a folder that's been created under a namespace that is targetting to a specific folder located elsewhere on another server. I am, however, able to map using this command:

    NET USE N: \\schoolname.internal\communication$

    BUt it is intermittent.

    I have checked permissions and all is fine, but I'm unable to map to a DFSRoot using VBscipt. Does anyone know why and how I can fix it?

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    Do you have multiple namespace servers? I have seen issues with mapping with 2 providers before.

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    Yep, I do indeed have 2 namespace servers.

    Manually mapping the drive is not a problem, but using vbscript is. What was your workaround?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckster View Post
    Yep, I do indeed have 2 namespace servers.

    Manually mapping the drive is not a problem, but using vbscript is. What was your workaround?
    I never found a solution tbh, I just disabled a namespace server to see if that resolved it. Try disabling one and see if everything works then.

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    I've disabled one namespace server to no avail.

    How do you map your DFS?

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    GPP was what we used for mappings, its simpler then scripts with easy to diagnose event log entries.

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    I was just about to make an update and state that GPP solved my problem!

    I personally prefer using scripts (old habits die hard) but I guess I should start embracing GPP more often.

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