Cygwin, Windows Shared Drive Access

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Tue Mar 26 14:26:00 GMT 2013


A new Windows 7 32 system with a fresh install of CYGWIN can't see any mapped 
network or shared drives on my other systems.  On the older XP system IT tells 
me to replace and on another older Windows 7 32 system, CYGWIN could access all 
drives.  What am I missing in the install that enables access to those drives?
 
>From the startup window from CYGWIN.BAT the net use command works successfully 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
 
RM3@McBroomRC4 ~
$ net use \\\\mcbroomrc2\\e
The command completed successfully.
 
RM3@McBroomRC4 ~
$ net use \\\\mcbroomrc2\\mcrc2
The command completed successfully.
 
 
RM3@McBroomRC4 ~
$ net use
New connections will be remembered.
 
 
Status       Local     Remote                    Network
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unavailable  T:        \\Mcbroomrc2\e            Microsoft Windows Network
Unavailable  U:        \\oro-fbbe-fs1nts\rm3     Microsoft Windows Network
Unavailable  W:        \\Mcbroomrc2\mcrc2        Microsoft Windows Network
OK                     \\mcbroomrc2\e            Microsoft Windows Network
OK                     \\mcbroomrc2\mcrc2        Microsoft Windows Network
The command completed successfully.
 
RM3@McBroomRC4 ~
$ ls -l //mcbroomrc2/e
total 364
d---------+ 1 Administrators Domain Users      0 Nov 13 09:42 $RECYCLE.BIN
-rwxrwxrwx+ 1 Administrators Domain Users     35 Jul 29  2010 Autorun.inf
drwxrwxrwx+ 1 Administrators Domain Users      0 Nov 13 15:09 Criticality
drwxrwxrwx+ 1 Administrators Domain Users      0 Feb 25 10:04 Downloads
drwxrwxrwx+ 1 Administrators Domain Users      0 Mar 19 16:37 exper
dr-xr-x---+ 1 Administrators Domain Users      0 Feb 25 11:48 hdrive
drwxrwxrwx+ 1 Administrators Domain Users      0 Nov 13 12:39 isotope
 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>ls 
The shares don't seem to be shown anywhere on the system tree but I can soft 
link them to a directory name and then access them.
On a CYGWIN restart "net use" shows the network names as being disconnected and 
reissuing the command doesn't change the status.  However, re-establishing the 
soft link allows full usability.
 
Gremlins?
 
Robert McBroom

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