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    Computer not seeing IP Address

    We have an odd issue here with a few Windows 7 machines. Hopefully someone can help.

    We have a Buffalo drive on the network and have given it an ip address. On the drive are 3 shared folders - all standard stuff. Now some machines can see the drive via IP address but some cannot.

    My machine - I enter the IP \\10.180.8.18\ and expect three directories to be listed (I am domain admin) - but my machine cannot even see the drive.

    Any help appreciated. We thought it could be a GPO but then this would affect every machine.

    Gareth

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    Can you ping the IP address?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Can you ping the IP address?
    Yip. Tried that. Pings fine. IN addition other machines are seeing the drive. We have a GPO that maps certain directories to certain drives. For example one GPO maps our Media drive to Z:\ for every member of staff and admin.

    It's a weird issue. We thought maybe one of the other GPOs was cutting it off - but I cannot even browse to the drive through the Start Menu and \\

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    is sync enabled on the ones that cant see it as ive had issue with that before where even as admin i cant see shares that a pc has 1/2 heartedly cached clear cache or disable sync it then worked fine

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    Sync? Sorry - don't get you.

    This was a freshly build 32 bit Windows7 Ent machine. Re-build two weeks ago. Weirdly enough when I was testing 64bit Windows on my machine it could seen the IP.

    Tell me more about sync? Am I being a bit thick here?

    Gareth

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    folder syncronysation the spinny green icon on the taskbar lol by default its on

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    The problem is with the bufallo drives, not the stations. There's a known bug/feature with most of the linkstations/terastations that means some machines can only access via IP and some only via netbios name, rather randomly.

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    No - we have sync turned off by GPO across the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    The problem is with the bufallo drives, not the stations. There's a known bug/feature with most of the linkstations/terastations that means some machines can only access via IP and some only via netbios name, rather randomly.
    Interesting. I'll check to see if there is a firmware update.

    I can browse to the Buffalo webserver/admin panel through my browser.

    Gareth

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    Ahaaaaa - a firmware upgrade from 1.62 to 1.64 - let's see what that does.

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    I have exactly same issue with the Buffalo LinkStation. The strange thing is when I install Windows 7 using DVD, the machine pick up shares and no problems with the shares, but when I build a machine using MDT I face exactly same problem. I can ping, web browse and FTP but can't map the drive etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shahidemran View Post
    I have exactly same issue with the Buffalo LinkStation. The strange thing is when I install Windows 7 using DVD, the machine pick up shares and no problems with the shares, but when I build a machine using MDT I face exactly same problem. I can ping, web browse and FTP but can't map the drive etc.
    That is interesting. We too use an image from MDT which I build in July. Yet 64 bit DVD works fine. However - some machines get the drive without any issue.

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    It is a very strange error that we are seeing occur here, some of the PCs when rebuild with MDT can see it no problem here, it appears to be fairly random in occurance for us and all machines on site bar a few broadcoms, have Intel Network Cards of a same standard.

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    Temporarily advised staff to FTP using IE, once connected then select View>Open FTP Site in Window Explorer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shahidemran View Post
    Temporarily advised staff to FTP using IE, once connected then select View>Open FTP Site in Window Explorer.
    Are you on the 1.64 firmware?

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