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XP laptops lose ability to see Win2k server in domain

I have new Windows XP laptops connected to a Windows 2000 Server with a domain. The laptops lose their ability to "see" server shares intermittently. Although mapped drives remain, the files and folders in those drives sometimes disappear. Why?

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If there is more than one domain controller in the Win2k domain, and the controllers do not have a proper trust relationship established, you may see this behavior. Check to make sure the domain controllers have proper trust.

This was first published in August 2003

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