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    Lost ability to map a network drive (XP Pro SP2)

    Folks

    I'm a network administrator on a small network. I have often used the ability to map a network administrative share on another computer

    e.g. Z: as OtherC$

    After SP2 (I'm assuming this is the culprit) I'm getting error messages when I attempt to map as above or to look at properties. I think I blame the new firewall but I'm guessing.

    Anyone got any ideas?
    I also run active Directory off a server - is there a Policy Setting that affects this?

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    Re: Lost ability to map a network drive (XP Pro SP

    This is indeed a side effect of Windows Firewall. There must be a Group Policy fix, although I have no idea what it might be.

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    Re: Lost ability to map a network drive (XP Pro SP

    Just posting back the solution - yes it was the firewall on individual clients

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...ct=windowsxpsp2

    references the issue and provides a method for setting the firewall policy (amongst a heap of other things)

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