Interesting problem with Search

By cbairick
Sep 22, 2005
  1. I have a user on Windows XP a Windows 2003 server env. This user is unable to search anything on his home directory which is mapped to his H: drive. I have had the user search with and w/o indexing. We have verified that the files are there and can be opened from the server. I have checked the users permissions. We are searching files and folders including hidden files. When we perform the search 0 results come back. If the user performs this search on any other drive local or network..he is able to pull results. Has anyone seen this before and is there a fix?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,153   +598

    Of course, this is a question of "How do I control this" as the real data is on
    the local drive and searching the network H:\ is a waste of bandwidth.
    I would first ensure that the mapping was created using the ID/Password of
    the client machine login, and not the typicall default Guest account.
    The permissions are different, and I think this is what is at issue here.
    Disconnect the H:\ and reconnect per the above
  3. cbairick

    cbairick TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Of course, you are mistaken. The real data we were searching was actually on the server. We have no default Guest accounts. And the users mapping is done by logon script, which was running appropriately. And we have checked to confirm that there is not a permissions issue.

    If there is anyone out there who has seen this problem and has feedback that is viable please respond.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,153   +598

    good. at least we're all on the same page :)
  5. LTB

    LTB TS Rookie

    Did you find a solution? Thanks, LTB
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