Domain Controller not reading mapped drive!
Good morning all!
I hope you're all having a better morning than me anyway!!
I have a Dell Power Edge 2850 acting as a Domain Controller, and a Dell Power Edge 2850 with a Dell Power Vault 220S acting as a file server.
There is a drive ( N: ) from the file server that is in My Network Places on the to the DC and shows up as Data on Dms-file01. However, all of a sudden, without anything being done, the DC seems to be acting strange! I logged on as normal and it just froze. I left it for about 10 minutes just in case it was being stubborn, but it still just hung there. So I rebooted the DC. On reboot there didn’t seem to be any connection between the domain controller and the file server. If I click on My Network Places and click on the 'Data on Dms-file01' folder I get the following error message:
"\\Data on Dms-file01 is not accessable. You might not have permission to use the network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
No network provider accepted the given netwrk path"
I definately have permission...I'm logged in as the administrator (and I've tried a back up logon too!)!
If I click on Add Network Place and try and use the wizard it freezes once I click ‘Next’ and it shows as ‘Not Responding’ in Task Manager and all I can do is ‘End Task’.
I can access the N: from the file server directly, so I know that data is preserved and safe! But the domain controller can't see it for some reason and consequently means that all of the client machines can't view it either.
ANY help would be greatly appreciated as I am getting whinged at (to put it very politely!) about this! Please bear in mind that I am by no means a network guru, and unfortunately I am a one man team. I know some basics and my instinct is telling me to rebuild the domain controller just to try and get the network back online so that people can access the data. However, I run the risk of screwing it up completely that way and was hoping that you guys on EduGeek can save me (yet again!).
Thanks for looking
P.S. The Dell Gold Support ran out in January and my 'small' company (the RAF!!) told me I had to run it ‘at risk’. Well there’s a big risk that we have to cease training now, and that is a heck of a risk!!