Posted 16 July 2007 - 08:53 PM
I often work with, and add computers too, an E-Net LAN that uses two Linux servers - one as a "Samba Server" and the other running a Unix/Linux based program that is accessed through terminal emulation software.
The problem I have:
Most of the 25 PCs are running Win XP (either Home or Pro).
I have multiple "mapped" drives to the Linux/Samba PC. When a PC boots up, it loads a program that uses two of those mapped drives. On most PCs, the program loads in "startup" without any problem. But on a few of them, and not necessarily all of the time, when the program loads it does not detect the mapped drives and gives errors specific to the program. On at least one PC, the problem is constant each time it boots.
If I then open Windows Explorer, and "open" the two mapped drives, they show up correctly. After doing this in Windows Explorer, that program in "startup" will now load correctly.
In other words, once the mapped drives are "found" in Windows Explorer, the program will load, but until I go through this routine, the mapped drives are not seen by the program.
I am not at the network now, so what I'm hoping is someone can give me some suggestions as to where to look for a possible configuration change.
I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!