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IP lease expires disconnects mapped drive


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#1 andys517

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 12:11 PM

I have a sonicwall firewall that also acts as my dhcp server. We use Server 2003 small business and the dhcp server there is no longer active. When the ip address lease expires and renews, it disconnects users from the mapped drive that is stored on the server. The second mapped drive on the sql server is not affected. The only way to reestablish a connection is to log out and log back in. Any suggestions on how to stop this from happening?

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:48 PM

I would use a static IP address on all machines requiring access to a network drive.

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 09:52 PM

My guess network drive is one is mapped by IP and the other by name? Out of curiousity why not use the DHCP server on the SBS?
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 08:09 AM

I would use a static IP address on all machines requiring access to a network drive.


This will probably work, but would prove to be tedious if there are many machines. I would start at the top starting with DNS and making sure there is nothing funky going on in there. Also you may want to check out network drive time outs.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 02:19 PM

I would suggest turning off the DHCP server capabilities in your Sonicwall and use the DHCP server in your SBS server.
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