No mapping between account names and security IDs was done

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by lytell, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. lytell

    lytell Guest

    I am running Vista Ultimate and I have a WD network storage device
    attached to my home network. I can map to the drive, I can write to
    the drive etc., etc. But the real purpose of this drive is Backup. The
    problem is when using Vista's Backup Utility and try to use the
    network storage device I am presented with a logon screen (not sure
    why since the directory is public and I was not required to login when
    i mapped the drive).
    Anyway, after typing in my userid and password I get the following

    "The network share could not be accessed for the following reason:

    No mapping between account names and security IDs was done.

    Please ensure that the network location is valid."

    Any help would be appreciated.
    lytell, Mar 9, 2007
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  2. lytell

    lytell Guest

    Well I figured out my own problem. When I was presented with the login
    dialog box from Microsoft I decided to use the "guest" account that is
    built in to the Western Digital NET-CENTER and the password that I
    assigned to the private folder in NET-CENTER. So, if anyone is using
    Windows Vista and attempts to use the Backup Utility and you have a WD
    Net-Center hard-drive use the following when signing in through

    PASSWORD: "your password"

    Hope this helps.
    lytell, Mar 10, 2007
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    rayk Guest

    Hello Lytell. I'm a newcomer to this wonderful site. It looks like I
    have the same setup, and trying to do the same task that you have done,
    mainly to backup files to the WD NETCENTER on my home network, but to no
    avail. I get the same error 0x80070534. If it worked for you it should
    work for me. Could you please detail your procedure and be more specific
    as for the user name and the password. Thank you.
    rayk, Nov 20, 2007
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