Unable to map network drive.

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Knight Technologies, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. I'm using Windows Server 2003 and am unable to map a network drive after
    setting up the shared folders.

    I have some shared folders setup properly and they show hands underneath,
    the shared folders do not show up when I browse for folder to map drive after
    right clicking "My Computer" and clicking "Map Network Drive" then click the
    "Browse" button, the picture below shows what I mean:

    Under Knight-tech2 it should show Drives X, Y, and Z, but it doesn't.

    What do I need to do?
    Knight Technologies, Aug 12, 2005
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    Neteng Guest

    can you map them via command line?

    net use x: \\server\share_name
    Neteng, Aug 12, 2005
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  3. No, it gives System Error 67:
    "The network name cannot be found."

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    Knight Technologies, Aug 12, 2005
  4. Knight Technologies

    Neteng Guest

    OK, let's make sure the proper connectivity is there.

    Can you ping the servers IP address?
    Can you ping the serves NetBIOS name?
    Can you ping the FQDN?

    Neteng, Aug 12, 2005
  5. Yes the pings show up.
    Knight Technologies, Aug 12, 2005
  6. And it's the local machine/server.

    I'm trying to map the drives/folder shares so it can be used for network

    Here's video of what I'm trying to accomplish:

    Because the network shares aren't showing up in the browse dialog like is in
    that video I can't get past step A.

    And it affects ScreamerNet too as I can't get it to go.

    The problem has to be with my Windows Server configuration, maybe a service
    turned off, or something I'm missing, either way I hope someone has an answer.
    Knight Technologies, Aug 12, 2005
  7. Does the server itself show up in its own browse list?
    Open a dos prompt and run ipconfig /all; whats the
    node type?
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Aug 12, 2005
  8. Yes, the server shows up in it's own browse list, the problem is the shares
    are not.

    Node Type = Broadcast
    Knight Technologies, Aug 12, 2005
  9. Go into the properties the LAN connection and take the
    check mark out of Client for Microsoft Networks and
    File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks then
    click ok and close. Now go back in and re-enable
    them and see if the shares show up..
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Aug 12, 2005
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    Neteng Guest

    Is this a member of a domain or workgroup?

    Neteng, Aug 12, 2005
  11. It's the domain controller.
    Knight Technologies, Aug 12, 2005
  12. Problem solved by using Search to search for computer via the computer name.

    I realize that Knight-tech2 is the Domain of knight-tech.
    Knight Technologies, Aug 13, 2005
  13. So you say, after the search the name shows up in the browse
    list? Interesting. I am not sure I follow your domain description.
    Perhaps Knight-tech is the NetBIOS name of your W2k3 domain?
    At first I was thinking there was an issue with the hyphen in the NetBIOS
    name but I can't find any reference to support that theory. In theory the
    W2k3 DC which is the DMB or domain master browser should also act
    as the segment master browser (SMB) responsible for gathering the local
    browse list and making it available to all clients who request it. There is
    nothing special needed in a single segment environment to make browsing
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Aug 15, 2005
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