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Re: Mapped Network Drives

craig wilson wrote:
> Try Disabling "BadName Cache" and "Bad Address Cache" in the client to see
> if that helps.
>
> This should not be considered a fix, but rather a method to isolate the
> problem.
>



I have had similar problems and found that making the (L)user a admin of
the local machine, the problem goes away. Its scary to do that though,
any other ideas?
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It's not that scary to make users local admins of a workstation.
It would be like a Windows 98 w/s. (no local security)
Graham

"Greg B." <buchanan.greg.remove@gmail.no.spam.com> wrote in message
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> craig wilson wrote:
> > Try Disabling "BadName Cache" and "Bad Address Cache" in the client to

see
> > if that helps.
> >
> > This should not be considered a fix, but rather a method to isolate the
> > problem.
> >

>
>
> I have had similar problems and found that making the (L)user a admin of
> the local machine, the problem goes away. Its scary to do that though,
> any other ideas?



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Graham Prentice wrote:
> It's not that scary to make users local admins of a workstation.
> It would be like a Windows 98 w/s. (no local security)
> Graham
>




You are right, but making them local admins means wiping thier drive and
re-setting up every year or so 😐 LoL

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Even with local admin you should be able to lock them down enough with
ZEN/Group Policy and other management techniques.
Or send out the latest Sober worm and remind them the FBI/CIA is watching
them. 😆

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Tony Pedretti wrote:
> Even with local admin you should be able to lock them down enough with
> ZEN/Group Policy and other management techniques.
> Or send out the latest Sober worm and remind them the FBI/CIA is watching
> them. 😆
>




Thanks, but why should I have to make someone admin to fix various
'kinks' with the client? I was even having to do that sporadically with
the nt client on win2k.
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You shouldn't. I was stating its possible to maintain clean boxes even with
local accounts with admin-level rights.
So getting back to topic lets gather some more details about your
environment...

What version and SP of the Novell Client and Windows?
Any additional components of the client installed?
What protocols are bound to the client?

Windows Event logs showing anything unusual?
Was Windows installed from scratch, a custom image, or an OEM image?

Security or any other driver-based software like firewall, VPN, remote
management, antivirus, etc. installed and running?

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Wow hard questions for a friday!



>
> What version and SP of the Novell Client and Windows?


Xp and 20o fully patched


> Any additional components of the client installed?

none

> What protocols are bound to the client?

IP

>
> Windows Event logs showing anything unusual?

No
> Was Windows installed from scratch, a custom image, or an OEM image?

Some fdisk/format/install XP = OEM


>
> Security or any other driver-based software like firewall, VPN, remote
> management, antivirus, etc. installed and running?


VNC client is running. One think i think might be part of the issue is
the windows firewall on XP.


The w2k problem usually has to do with clients accessing files in word
or excell (office 97 or xp) Sometimes that is fixed by setting file
caching off, other times its no.

It keeps me busy 😉

greg
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And now its the weekend. Lets continue to narrow it down...
Can you post the error messages from the login result window?

Is SLP setup to resolve NetWare services/names over IP?
If so, masking any info. you might consider a security hazard please post
the results of SLPINFO /A run from the command-prompt on a Windows
workstation.

What version and SP of the Novell Client?
If possible, lets work with client 4.91 SP1 for consistency and any
applicable post-updates.
Some people have recommended to update the TCPIP stack (TCP update) on
NetWare in regards to unusual disconnects...

Random errors in login script when attempting to login
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10093394.htm

A couple others pointed to a Windows XP SP2 firewall and SLP configuration
issue...

Error: 886f returned in the login script.
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?10096549.htm

Is a bindery or NDS syntax used to create drive mappings?...

Login-4.21.15-890: The specified server is unknown
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10061463.htm

What affect does reducing the Bad Address Cache Timeout on the Advanced
Settings tab in client's properties have?...

How does the Bad Address Cache work?
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10093267.htm

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