Mapping a remote USB thumb-drive

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Baffled by this one...

I have a script that connects a local system (XP Pro, SP-1) to a remote
system (XP Home, SP-1) using MS VPN. It then maps a drive ( \\server1\c )
and then copies a backup folder to the local machine. Everything works
fine - no problems...

So we added a USB thumb drive to the remote system and I changed the script
to copy files from it back to the local system. It cannot find the thumb
drive.

I have sharing turned on, the share name is ISTIK and I have the script
mapping the local X: drive to \\server1\istik and it can't find it.

I tried changing the share name to a letter so it would be \\server1\g and
still nothing.

The thumb drive is an ISTIK 256Mb and it works fine when connected. Files
can be written and read - no problem.

I'm missing something obvious here but just don't know what it is... I've
been researching the MS KB and other resources but haven't come across any
articles stating any problems like this. It can be shared locally - why not
mapped remotely?

Thanks for any assistance or ideas you may have,

Bob S.
 
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You might want to try this question on the windowsxp.network_web newsgroup.

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Michael Solomon MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User
Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

"Bob S." <junk@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> (also posted to m.p.w.general newsgroup)
>
>
> Baffled by this one...
>
> I have a script that connects a local system (XP Pro, SP-1) to a remote
> system (XP Home, SP-1) using MS VPN. It then maps a drive ( \\server1\c )
> and then copies a backup folder to the local machine. Everything works
> fine - no problems...
>
> So we added a USB thumb drive to the remote system and I changed the
> script
> to copy files from it back to the local system. It cannot find the thumb
> drive.
>
> I have sharing turned on, the share name is ISTIK and I have the script
> mapping the local X: drive to \\server1\istik and it can't find it.
>
> I tried changing the share name to a letter so it would be \\server1\g
> and
> still nothing.
>
> The thumb drive is an ISTIK 256Mb and it works fine when connected. Files
> can be written and read - no problem.
>
> I'm missing something obvious here but just don't know what it is... I've
> been researching the MS KB and other resources but haven't come across any
> articles stating any problems like this. It can be shared locally - why
> not
> mapped remotely?
>
> Thanks for any assistance or ideas you may have,
>
> Bob S.
>
>
>
>
 
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Thanks... I posted it there.

Bob S.

"Michael Solomon (MS-MVP)" <user@#notme.com> wrote in message
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> You might want to try this question on the windowsxp.network_web
newsgroup.
>
> --
> Michael Solomon MS-MVP
> Windows Shell/User
> Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
> DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
>
 
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You're welcome, good luck.

--
Michael Solomon MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User
Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

"Bob S." <junk@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks... I posted it there.
>
> Bob S.
>
> "Michael Solomon (MS-MVP)" <user@#notme.com> wrote in message
> news:uuRioxsuEHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> You might want to try this question on the windowsxp.network_web
> newsgroup.
>>
>> --
>> Michael Solomon MS-MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>> Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
>> DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
>>
>
>
 

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