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Cannot connect to shared drive on company domain network.

Q: Cannot connect to shared drive on company domain network.

At my work, we are upgrading all computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (roughly about 12 computers total). So far 6 of them have been upgraded successfully with not network issues. There is a company domain in place. After upgrading the 7th computer, a Dell Latitude E6410, to windows 10, I cannot access the shared drive on the network. I can connect to the network, see shared printers and any shared workstations, and can even access the internet, but cannot connect to the shared drive. When attempting to do so, the message about missing network protocols come up. I have tried a few suggested fixes but cannot fix the issue.

Any ideas?

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I'm running into a problem with connecting to network drives over a VPN. The common difference is whether or not the computer is part of the domain by default.

1) Computers connecting to VPN using local account on computer: Prompted for a domain login when attempting to use the network drives. Can get in.

2) Computers connecting to VPN using a domain account (but on another network): Unable to connect. Specific error changed based on below info.
A) Computer logged on and connected to an outside network. Never connected to domain network: Can't find folder error.
B) Connects to domain network at some point before connecting to an outside network and using VPN: Might be in use error, attached.

A:VPN Network Shared Drive Error Domain/Non-Domain Differences

Sounds more like the network the VPN connection puts you in has trouble making kerberos connections to domain controllers, but NTLM connections work fine (kerb might be blocked). The errors are likely bogus if you can get #1 to work - if the computer is connected to a domain it's going to want to use Kerb before NTLM, and if the machine still has (what it thinks is) a viable kerb ticket, it's going to try and validate that with a DC (to achieve auth), and if this fails, so does the connection.

This may not actually be the case, of course, but it sure has the symptoms of it.

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I have 3 interfaces running Win7 on a company network with 3 network share drives on the server.
These interfaces are part of WORKGROUP.  Mapped drives work while on WORKGROUP settings.
When changing to company domain, drives are no longer mapped with an error 1909.
Tried disabled Windows firewall but this did not help.  Also disconnected drives and tried remapping them to the interface.
Still getting error 1909.  When I return settings to WORKGROUP network status, share drives are accessible.
There are 3 other interfaces running Win7 on the network that I switched to the domain and were able to connect to drives.
Please advise with any new options.
Thank you,

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Hi All,
I have a problem where my windows 8.1 laptop after a weekend network update will no longer access shared folders on my company's network domain. If I use a different machine to login (windows 7), access to the folders is fine.  Our IS team assures me
that all permissions are correct. I don't want to if possible rebuild the machine as I have specialised software on it that has taken a while to get sorted, including something that links to a local sql server instance.
Could this be a corrupted profile?  Any suggestions on a solution please? Will I lose ability to use any existing software and / or will I need to re-set these up?
I appreciate any guidance.
Regards, Alexis

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On our network, I cannot access a shared folder on my friends machine but he can access a shared folder mine. I do not even get as far as a challenge for credentials. We are both using windows 7 and are in the same workgroup. We are also on the same subnet. In addition. I can ping his machine. I can also Remote Desktop Connect. When I try to connect to \\hismachinename all windows tells me is Error code: 0x80004005. I can nbtstat ok into his machine. Problem also happens when my firewall is turned off. I have ensured I have windows 7 updates. I run security essentials and a registry cleaner to ensure my laptop is clean. Problem happens if I use a wireless network or ethernet.

In addition, I can't connet to other machines on the network. It is as if the router is saying, don't let him because nothing on my machine seems any different to my friends.

The problem happens as soon as I type in the machine name in windows explorer. I do not get to the stage where I am prompted for username and password.

Any ideas?

A:Cannot connect to a shared network drive 0x80004005

Welcome to Seven Forums breako,

Instead of typing \\hismachinename, type his computer's IP Address followed by the shared folder or Driver for example \\\SharedFolder.

To obtain the IP Address of his computer, you may run the ipconfig /all command from his computer by following my Tutorial. If it's a little hassle for you doing this in his computer, you may download, install and run AdvancedIPScanner from your computer, to get his IP Address as well as the Host Name.

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How do I connect to a shared network drive I have setup on my Windows 2012 R2 standard server at home, from my Windows 10 pro laptop is at work?
Do I have to setup a vpn on windows 2012 server and connect to it from my laptop? Someone told me something about doing it that why, but I'm not sure?
Can someone please help me out.

A:How to connect to Shared Network drive when not on the network?

Follow this tutorial and you will have a VPN setup on your server. It worked as advertised when I set my home server up.
Sysads Gazette Setup a Windows Server 2012 VPN - Page 2 of 3 - Sysads Gazette

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I have added new users on a company network (server 2003). Also set up their new email addresses using Outlook 2007. Now both the new users are able to send emails but are not receiving any.

I tried sending them an email and it was returned with the following message:-

Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 5.1.1 <[email protected]>... User unknown (state 14).

How can I fix this error so that these users can receive emails?

All assistance highly appreciated

A:Not receiving emails on Outlook 2007 on a company network domain.

What happens when an email is sent from inside your domain?
I mean to these problem account...Also you mentioned using Outlook to set up the accounts? Surely you meant exchange or did you you build the email accts when setting up the user accounts in AD?

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Printer driver was not installed. Unable to find a core driver package that is required by the printer driver package
Any idea...

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Ok. Here is the deal. I have recently changed jobs and was issued a corporate laptop joined to domain. I connect to the corporate network via VPN. Here is the question. I have 3 network drives running on network attached server and those are mapped to the company laptop. How can I make sure that nobody can access my personal files?

Thanks a lot

A:Is my shared drive accessible to other domain users?

Ask the corporate IT dept. what is their policy.

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I have an interesting problem that has been driving some pretty smart IT guys nuts. To perform my job I have to access a certain venders web pages that has security set up that I do not know all the details of. Anyway on the company PC using the company image that is a normal XP image and maintained by Comp U Com.

Any time I access this vender's web page it works fine until just after the log in screen. Once I put in my user name and password and click Ok IE just goes blank white and that's it. No error msg no nothing, its not locked up as the frame is still there and the world is turning but nothing else.

This happens on all the company PCs accessing this particular vender's web page as I went and checked. So I wanted to see if it the problem was in the PC or the network. I took the company PC home and was able to successfully log into that vender's web page from my cable modem at that house. Worked fine.

I have already added the vender web pages to the trusted zone and enabled all the active X and everything, deleted the cookies, tried some proxies etc. Every setting that can be done on the PC I have tried.

My question is what is the company network security system blocking that IE needs to work and how to resolve?


A:IE blank page problem on company network but works fine off company network

Oh and to add this I loaded FireFox and from the company PC on the company network it logs in fine but FireFox will not display the page correctly and all the buttons do not work right so that is another issue.

I would like to get IE working as that is what these pages were written for

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PCs are Win 7 Ultimate, All are joined to the Domain
Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP Server (on same instance) is Server 2012 standard
The network topology is like this: Router as Internet Gateway>Switch>Wired to Server and PC's, SIP phones, and Wireless Access Point all on same subnet. DNS and DHCP have been offloaded to Server Roles and switched off on the router.
All of the PCs have network cards that have joined the domain network at least some of the time since I set them up.
Some of them have always picked up the domain network and continue to this day.
Some of them intermittently pick up the domain network and other times join whatever other unmanaged network is available.
Some of them have stopped picking up the domain network altogether and will, no matter how many times their NICs are restarted, always join a non-domain (unmanaged) network.
When the NICs are not joining the domain, they are unable to ping hostnames of any devices on the network but nslookup of the hostnames usually works. The DC, DNS, DHCP server's IP can be pinged without issue, ipv4 or ipv6.
I am recording DNS Client Errors (ID 1014) on all of the PCs during the intervals when their NICs are identifying which network to join.

-On the PCs that are catching the domain network I am only getting a single error about the root domain, eg the domain is ad.domain.com and I am only getting errors about how the configured DNS servers cannot resolve domain.com (nothing with fully qualified
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We have a shared network between Windows computers already setup, but some computers are unable to access the shared network. Any help is appreciated.

The network is already set up but one computer is prompting for user name and password but there is none needed for the network. The one computer that can access the network does not need username and password
Maybe permission needs to be set up.

The other computer says "error" because "multiple users can't access. Please sign off other users" but this computer had been able to connect last week.

Three computers. One can access it always. One used to be able to access it (simultaneous with the other one). Third and Fourth can never access it.

Second, and Third are Windows Professional and Fourth is XP.

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After upgrading from XP Pro to W7 64, users can no longer access network folders when working remotely using a VPN. Users were able to access the folders using XP Pro. Users can access other network devices, such as printers, when working remotely. Users are able to access network folders when working locally on the network.

To trouble-shoot, I have ensured the security and share settings are set correctly on the network folders. I have also changed some settings in gpedit/computer configuration/windows settings/security settings/local policies/security options. All had no positive affect. Can still access network shares remotely using XP.

Thanks, Pablo.

A:W7 Cannot Connect to Shared Network Folders

Is your router Windows 7 compatible?

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I have a home network for my DSL connection and two computers. I am using an actiontec gateway to connect the computers. I had my network running fine but one day it just quit on me. For clarafication i shall call the newer dell computer A and the older dell computer B. Computer A has the windows standard firewall as well as the Mcaffee firewall. At one point i had to setup the mcaffee firewall for my network and then it was fixed. Computer B only has the windows standard firewall.

On computer A i can see my shared folders and computer B's shared folders in my network places. But on computer B (since the mysterious problem) i can only see the shared folders on computer B. But, on computer B if i go to "view workgroup computers" i can still see computer A there, but it says i don't have permission. I tried to set permission to one of the user names on B but it didn't work.

any help anyone. i have no clue what i'm doing

A:my network/shared folders only connect one way

maybe try disabling the mcaffee firewall and see if that is blocking it. also try disabling the windows firewall and leaving mcaffee on. if none of this works disable all the firewalls.

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i have changed the domain of the computer (from say old.net to new.net).
there is a folder shared on another machine on old.net domain. the user X was able to access it. aftter changing his domain from old.net to new.net he no longer can access that shared folder.
User X has working credentials for both domains.

on accessing it it asks for credentials. upon entering his correct user name in the format (old.net\X) he is not able to access it.

i had exactly same setup with another user Y and he was able to access data .

is there anything that i am missing ?

also accessing that folder first time asked for credentials but now it doesnt asks .. why ? there is nothign in credentials manager.


A:cannot access shared folder after changing domain with old domain cred


Have you removed/re-added the User's credentials (from the PC with shared folder) with the new domain name?
Also, make sure that the shared folder has Everyone permission in the Security Tab.

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I hit major problems yesterday when a power surge killed my server (despite ups/surge protection!). We have a small set up of 15 win2k machines and one Windows server 2003 all connected under a domain.

Basically all user machines were unaffected but my only method of getting us up and running was installing a fresh version of 2003 server on a new machine. i followed this guide and configured it to use the same domain as last time (hoping that all the client machines would carry on as they were before the server out). i've managed to set up access to shared drives hosted on the network. That is working.

However i am now having these problems on all client machines

Client machines cannot connect to shared printers from another client machine. - Logging on as an administrator to their machine locally (not domain) you can add and print. Simply changing their policies to admin does not allow them access.
Each machines is still connected to the domain (so it says) but if you take them off and try to put them back on the domain i get this error:the following error occurred attempting to join the domain " ". network path was not found
If somebody can help me out i would be very gratefull. I'm alright with basic networking but have never installed Win server from fresh. I like to think i've just missed a simple checkbox or similar!? I've basically followed the guide and have done little else in way of changes, so you should be able to get a good i... Read more

A:Complete Domain Issue! Shared printers & adding domain

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Hi everyone!
Noticed, that if I try to access a shared folder located on domain computer from non-domain computer, typing \ \ computername\sharename, pop-up authentication window appears after some time (30-80 sec). But, if I type \\computername  without pointing
sharename, pop-up authentication window appears instantly.
If I run created shortcut for this share - pop-up authentication window appears instantly.
I can easily reproduce this problem, it appeared on all machines I was testing.

Can it be fixed somehow? In my scenario, I can not use net use cmd.

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This is somewhat of a simple question I suppose for someone who knows how to make it work.
We are creating digital copies of our files. We would like anyone on our network to be able to view the files but not to change/delete/edit the files. We have already accomplished this with the shared settings.

We have a user account on the host computer that has full control, but we have limited everyone else to "read".

The question is, how can I view the folder from another computer with the same credentials as the host computer? Basically, how can we enter the folder as that user?
Does that make sense?
I have already tried to map that drive. I didnt want to do that, but it was the only way I could find that would allow me to enter another username and password. It didn't work anyway.

A:How to connect to shared folder on a network as another user.

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All of a sudden, the HP250 laptops we have are not able to connect to our network.I have taken them out the domain to try and join them back, and now I keep getting this error message: The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for domain "nsnet.net":The error was: "DNS name does not exist."(error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR)The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.nsnet.netCommon causes of this error include the following:- The DNS SRV records required to locate a AD DC for the domain are not registered in DNS. These records are registered with a DNS server automatically when a AD DC is added to a domain. They are updated by the AD DC at set intervals. This computer is configured to use DNS servers with the following IP addresses: One or more of the following zones do not include delegation to its child zone:nsnet.netnet. (the root zone) I have googled this and done everything and they still will not connect. All other HP notebooks/laptops have no connection issue. 

A:Hp 250 notebooks not able to connect to a network domain.

Which version of Windows 7 is installed? If it is Home Premium, then it is a limitation  by design which will not allow it to connect to a Windows domain. That limitation does not apply to Windows Professional ad Ultimate versions.

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When attempting to connect 1 particular Dell 9030 AIO on Windows 7 to a networked SATO M84 printer I get the error "Windows cannot connect to printer" and gives error number 0x00000100.
The printer is shared from a Dell Precision T1650 to the network via USB connection to the computer. 

Installed driver version: DriverVer=06/08/2017,
All other computers on the domain can connect to this printer and are running Windows 7 and Windows 10.
Troubleshooting steps taken:
Create LPT1 port - error 0xe00000100 occurs.
Attempting to install the driver first - error 0x0000000a occurs
Attempting to install other printers - error 0x00000100 occurs
Disabled the Print Spooler and copied a known good Spool folder from another computer, completed successfully.  Then attempted to add the printer again with error 0x00000100
Removed the entries for the SATO printer in the registry - error 0x00000100 remains.
Anyone have any further troubleshooting steps?

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i have shared my music folder on os x 10.8.2 via smb for windows, i have been able to connect to it using windows 7 up until now, when windows 7 keeps rejecting my username and password for my mac, every time i enter my mac username and password windows 7 says network password incorrect, so i tried my sister's credentials, same thing "Network password incorrect" what's going on?

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I'm trying to setup an FTP server to upload photos and videos to, and tried to setup a program to automatically change the ip on the domain every time it changes, but have been having trouble with it.

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I am not very experienced with this, so apologies for any naivety.
The company where I am working using a postfix mail server to deliver mail.  Internally, a small group of staff (about 4 people) wish to use a shared mailbox focused on an area of interest.   A mail account has been set up for this purpose and on request, a simpler and more memorable name for this account has been added, as an alias for the account.
So on the mail server the alias table looks something like:
Alias       Actual mail account name
comm:  [email protected]
So I think there are 2 different approaches for this shared mailbox:
1) I could add this [email protected] account to their Outlook or apple mail client programs, or: 
2) I could change the alias table so that it points to their true email addresses e.g.
Alias       Actual mail account name
comm:  [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
The latter approach sounds better to me, but any advice and insights would be appreciated as this is rather new.
Many thanks!

A:set up of company shared mailbox: best approach

I would ask the end users what they expect out of the shared mailbox in terms of functionality.For example, if the mailbox is meant for outside people to contact the group, then they may want to be able to reply to messages, but have those replies be part of the shared mailbox for tracking purposes (i.e. have the replies show up as part of the original email thread that all can see). Or they may just want it as an easy way to send messages to each other in the group with out having to type in four email addresses.If it is the former, then they may just want it as an actual separate email account/mailbox that they all have access to from their email client...this seems to be your first option. If it is the latter, then something that is just acting as forwarding alias, which sounds like your second option.

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I am having an issue with some client computers running xp, they are unable to connect to the domain or map network drives. I have ghosted these computer for a temporary solution but it has been happening to multiple computers now.

The error message that comes up when I try to map a drive or connect to the domain is "network location cannot be reached"

Any Ideas on how to resolve this problem without having to ghost these computers?

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Why should I get an SSL Certificate when my hosting provider has a shared one? Where can I obtain a private SSL certificate for my website?

A:Shared SSL Certificate by hosting company - is that fine?

In simple terms, a shared SSL certificate will validate the ownership of the domain name of the server that is hosting your web site, not your web site. That domain name may be something like serverfive.hostingcompanyname.com and not www.mydomainname.com.

Depending on the browser's security settings of a visitor to your site, their attempt to access any secured pages on your site may be simply blocked because of your domain name not matching the one in the certificate. A slightly lower setting may notify them of the conflict and give them the option of blocking your site or viewing the secured pages. A much lower setting would display the contents without any warnings. It is up to you to decide how much confidence a visitor has using your site on a shared certificate.

Personally, I would visit a site using a shared certificate that only wanted some very general information about me. On the other hand, a web site better have their own certificate if they expect me to give them credit card numbers and any other information that could be subject to identity theft.

You hosting company may offer certificates to their clients for a nominal fee or you could use a company like Verisign to obtain your certificate..

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I don't know where to go for help. So, here goes:

I work for a company that uses an UHRS tool to rate advertisements. I switched over to another company that uses the exact same tool. When I first logged onto the UHRS tool with my first company, I had to enter my Windows Live ID. Ever since, all I had to was click on "Enter Windows Live ID" without actually entering it (it always remembered it) and voila! Now, however, my second company (no longer with the first) requires me to put in my new Windows Live ID, but there is a problem: even when I log out of the UHRS tool, it automatically logs back onto to the first company's site portal. I don't know how to make it so I can enter a new Windows Live ID. This is all taking place on Internet Explorer (hate that browser!). I don't think it's possible to uninstall Internet Explorer for there to occur a "refresh." I know if I use a different computer where I never logged onto the first company's UHRS, there would be no problem. Why is it doing this? Making me unable to properly log out? Has it remembered my IP address after a few log-ins? Are they worried about logging onto the site using a different Windows Live ID with a competing company?

I don't want either company to know I worked for the other. If the one I left finds out, they're going to ignore me - that's all. And if the one I am currently working with finds out, they might be somewhat helpful but a bit miffe... Read more

A:cannot log out properly of UHRS tool shared by more than one company

I figured it out: I have to go into "In-private browsing" in Internet Explorer. First some reason, I cannot do it any other way.

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Hello. I'm running XP Pro on one machine, Windows 2000 on another. I have a blank, formatted HDD that I've got connected to my computer via USB. I want to use it as a network resource. I can set the folder to be shared, and it shows up as such, but when browsing My Network Places, if I click on the drive it asks me for a username and password! If I try to map it as a network drive, it asks me the same thing. The drive is on my computer, I'm logged in, but it still asks me for a username and password. There is no password for that drive. Of course, I can access the drive properly through My Computer, but big deal. I don't have this problem on another XP setup sitting in the garage. I can get get a Lexar Jumpdrive (itty bitty USB removable drive) to do exactly what I want with no asking of a username and password. Am I missing something with the other drive? Thanks.

A:Shared/network drive

Check the permissions in the sharing tab. Make it so all users are able to access it.

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Hey there, it seems the time has come for me to actually create a W2K domain here. Here's the situation.
I have started out with domain A.
I am to create a new domain B, within our company.
I have excluded some addresses from A's DHCP scope to use on B, placed those into B's scope and excluded A's remaining addresses from B's scope. So say, A has 1-10 and B has 11-20. Everything else is set up the same except for the fact that A is named A, and B is named B...everything except the fact the B is a W2K network while A is the existing NT network.
My problem is, from the PDC in B, which I am currently working on, I can't get anywhere on the network, no network neighborhood, no pings, no nothing. Not even to the router.
So I'm wondering if I was thinking too simply in just divvying up the existing IP addresses? Or is there something I've overlooked in the W2K setup? I am extremely new to W2K, after all.
Any help would be warmly welcomed.

A:{Solved} - Creating another domain in the company.


Um... ok... are you sure that the network card is working properly? Is the network cable live?

Are you absolutely sure that it is not a hardware issue (and just because it is a brand new machine does not mean that the network card is not a dud)?


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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To All:

I want to hook up a laptop on a shared peer-to peer network with XP-Home.
I want to share the cable modem, computer drives on the stationery computer as well as a printer. I have a built-in wireless connection (802.11g) on the laptop. I know that I need a router to share the cable modem.

1. What do I need to share one or more drives that is on the stationery computer?

2. The most important data to share is from Quicken. Inyuit does not recommend using a shared drive with Quicken data, but I still want to set it up this way. I will always avoid having 2 users access the same data to avoid data corruption.
(a) How do I set Quicken up to share the data between 2 computers? Do I need to set the path to the data drive as the same drive letter for both computers?
(b) can I do this by mapping a new drive letter to an exisiting drive on the stationery computer?

I thank you in advance for any help.


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On my desktop (AKA S4, currently running Win8.1 x64 pro) I have shared out four of the hard drives with full permissions. I have 5 PCs in my network and all can access the four drives. My sister is visiting and currently accessing my network via cat5 wire. On her PC (running Win 10 x64 pro) if I view the network in Windows Explorer I can see my desktop (S4). When I double-click on S4 I'm prompted to enter network credentials. "Enter your credentials to connect to: S4" I entered my logon S4 ID and password but it tells me that the user name or password is incorrect. What the heck should I be entering? All computers are part of the same work group (WORKGROUP) and all computers are wired connected. All computers can access the internet.

A:Cannot access shared network drive


Have you compared the settings in: Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings and made sure they are the same?

You need to turn off Password Protected Sharing.


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We've recently acquired a Laptop with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.
After deploying all standard applications to the laptop, we noticed that it was no longer getting an address from the domain DHCP server and receiving "unidentified Network" message when looking at the network card. This is a Windows 2003 Domain with DHCP
(2 of them) installed on Windows 2003 SP2 (all patched) DC's.
We tried the following as per many other similar post:

rebuild the IP stack update the NIC driver reinstall the NIC disable IPv6 update all patches on all DC's Remove computer from domain Remove every application one by one disable the firewall remove any policies and modify existing GPO modify registry as per some other posts restore to previous states of the laptop modify routes etc, etc, etc...
After more than 8 hours of troubleshooting, we gave up and decided to do a factory restore. NOTE that the laptop did get DHCP from the network prior ot joining it to the domain... we were able to download all updates, applications and join it to the corporate
Now again today, we are not able to get DHCP after joining the laptop to the domain. Here are is exactly what we did today:

Restore Laptop to factory default - Windows 7 64Bit Login as default user with administrator priv (as per setup) after reboot Get DHCP address after reboot??   YES!!! with Subnet and DNS
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A:Windows 7 pro... Cannot get DHCP after joining company Domain

So i've created a new OU and blocked inheritance of the GPO.  So far that's working and DHCP is assigning the IP address.
I have no idea what's in the default GPO that could be causing the issue. We have very little configured. Mostly stuff for the windows update service.
We'll have to revisit this later... i've spent almost a week on this issue.  If anyone else ever comes up with a solution, please let me know.
Thanks Bob for your help.

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I tried to add my work laptop to a workgroup (see attached image from where I did it.  Note that this image was taken from my home PC where I am on a workgroup, and I just put a sample domain in the image).
Didn't ask for a password or anything.  When I rebooted, I could not log on.  Turns out I was removed from the company domain, and the username/password required to log on was that of the original individual who images the laptop.
IT tells me there is no way to add me back, and my only recourse is to reimage the laptop!
Is there any options?  The harddrive is encryped, however, I have obtained the encryeption key and could access it now from another PC.

A:Can't logon to laptop after removed from company domain

I'm not sure about the encryption part but Microsoft provides a set of tools to Volume Licensing clients called  Diagnostics and Recovery Toolkit (DaRT) it includes a tool to change the password for local accounts called LockSmith you need to have Administrator access to be able to rejoin the domain.
My understanding is that changing the password for a user this way will break the encryption (make documents unreadable) but it can be restored by using a backup of the encryption key for that user.

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my boss wants to connect to our company server through our webpage in order to place the page higher in google's search results.

First of all I need to know if this is already possible with our workstation (XP-Professional) or do I have to set up a server system with an Active Directory, to have a local domain.

Second: Is it safe to establish such a connection through a webpage? Is there a guide (step by step)?

I can set up a Server with an AD. But I'm a complete newbie in networking through vpn and replication etc.

A:Connecting to company local domain through webpage

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So, I'm connected to my college network via VPN and would like to map a network drive. When I try to access the share on the network form 'RUN', it sure does ask me the username/password credentials, but I understand the domain is the problem here.
The domain it's trying to use is apparently wrong and I'm not able to change it. Any ideas? The domain it's giving is
Domain : <Windows 7 system username>-PC

Which is not what I want. I'm not able to change it as well


Oh nevermind, I just gave the domain name as part of the username and it worked!
For example : username : Campus\userid

A:Map network drive on different domain

So you tried and put in domain name\userid and it still won't accept it?

If that the case, i think it's your credentials or the share isn't shared probably.

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We have a company drive that we map folders from to certain computers. They reconnected at log in like normal. However, we have a separate external drive that when I map a folder from it, it never reconnects on log in. I have set the folder permissions for the user I want. I have tried directly connecting with the folder share name and also using the IP address of the server. They will initially connect when you set it up at first, but then it never reconnects to the drive/folder when logging back on. I have tried almost everything I can find and it still never seems to connect.
Any ideas? Thanks.

A:Mapping Network Shared External Drive


Is this a NAS (Network Attached Storage) Device? or a USB Ext. drive connected to the Server?

I would compare the ipconfig /all of a client computer from the Server, if the Device is connected to the Server via USB cable. Compare the DNS Address, shd be identical.

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I was wondering if it is possible to make multiple shared folders to appear under one network drive. Also, other new shared folders should automatically appear under the same network drive.
Any ideas?

A:Multiple shared folders under one network drive?

Not sure I understand. Do you mean like this?

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Very long story short, I am the new IT Engineer at a small business and I had the task to delete a shared network drive folder. Sounds easy right. Well, some of the sub folders don't have permissions on and I get the "The requested security
information is either unavailable or can't be displayed" message in the security tab of the folders. I have tried the following:

Taken ownership and applied Admin, my own user ID and Authenticated users permissions on the parent folder and applied the "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object"3rd party take ownership programs on the subfoldersRename/delete the sub folders via cmd
Anything I try can't seem to grant me permission of ownership of the sub folders. Unfortunately I don't know what was done to these sub folders as the old engineer must have done this. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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I have a usb connected hard drive connected to my Bell 2000 router. The instructions to access this drive is to go to the Documents folder and enter \\mynetwork. This then shows the shared hard drive as \\mynetwork\NETWORKHD. If I now click on NETWORKHD I get the following:
\\mynetwork\NWTWORKHD is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contac the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Not enough storage is available to process this command.
This all worked for me under Windows 7. I am unsure if it ever worked under Windows 10.

If I plug a 2 gb thumb drive into the other port on my Bell 2000 rounter it works without any problem.

Is this a permissions problem or is there something else going on that I can fix!

Thanks for your assistance.

A:Can't access network usb shared hard drive

After many days of of trying everything I could think of doing, the problem was resolved by power cycling (rebooting) my router.

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I may have posted this before, so I apologize for being repetitive.

I have a hard drive that is connect to my modem / router via a usb connection. The drive is accessed via


After rebooting my router, this will work for some number of days before it fails.

When it fails I get a message that says something like:


\\mynetwork\NETWORKHD is not accessable. You may not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the Administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Not enough storage is available to process this command.


What changes over time that precludes access to my network hard drive? How do I fix it. Thanks.

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I have a user whose Network Folder keeps freezing. She accesses excel items a lot from the network folder. When it freezes, Explorer is still responsive. PC is running Windows 7 64bit 

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Hello all

I have two computeres set up in an offline LAN with a 4 port switch connected to a router. One is a server with 4 shared 1TB drives. The other is just a works station.

Both computers are running windows 7 ultimate x64. My problem is that 1 drive which I've label as Z:\ keeps disconnecting in the workstation.

When I check the server I noticed that the Z drive has been marked as un shared. So I re enable sharing and set the desired permission. Then I re map the drive on the workstation.

A few days later and the same issue happens. Both computers are always left on and I've set the power options accordingly.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 un shares a shared network drive


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I'm trying to map a network drive across our companies computers. On one of the PC's (just one) I can navigate to the folder by going through network, selecting the host computer and finding the drive but when I try and map the drive to My PC I am told the
pc does not have the requisite permissions.

On the host pc full control is given to everyone. I can't fathom why one pc out of all of them is not given access. Any ideas?

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This has me beaten so far ...

I run a small home LAN, 2 XP PCs, simple wired XP LAN sharing files & printing.
There is an external drive on the first PC where we keep shared data. The significant folders are shared (for easier location), as is the drive itself.

I recently upgraded both PCs to office 2007, not sure if thats the problem though.

When the second PC tries to save a spreadsheet (new or changed) to a shared folder on the first PC's external drive, we get errors. Normally:-
path/filename 'is currently in use. Try again later.'

Of course its not in use and I can save to that folder OK from the first PC, we only get problems from the second PC. We run Zone Alarm so that's also a contender for the cause, but I have tried to isolate that as a problem without success.

Anyone got any solutions/ideas?


A:Excel 2007 Shared network drive 'busy'

Hi - me again

I tested it wasn't my firewalls, and I can copy files to the target drives with explorer - so I am pretty sure it has something to do with Office 2007. We did install office 2007 but we couldn't be sure it started happening around then, and from my PC I can save with office 2007 so it looked like it might be something else.

But everything else is pretty much ruled out now - so anyone got any idea why office 2007 would be so slow writing to an external disk folder that once it creates the empty file, it comes back saying it is busy? Yes, it leaves an empty file with the correct name & extention behind - wierd.

Help please!

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Got a win xp pc and a win7 laptop sharing a wireless connection.

I've already have set up a printer on xp box to be shareable win laptop - that seems to work fine.

But, i've set some folders on the XP box to be shareableand i cant 'see' them on the win 7 laptop ... what do i need to do to let the laptop access these folders?


A:Cant see shared drive on win7 laptop on wireless network

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It prompts me for a password to access my c drive on the 98se computer.
I can see the share on my xphome computer. I only have one administrator password on the 98se computer. I remember this happening when I tried to share the c drive on two xphome computers a while back. Any folders that I shared individually I could access ok. but if i shared the entire drive I was promted for a password as well, in which the admin passwords didnt work. Is there somekind of default password? Ive tried no password also....and no luck. thks

A:Solved: shared drive c: on 98se computer I can see it on the network but


I did assign a new password for the c drive when i initially set up file sharing. Windows 98 has an 8 character limitation for its file sharing passwords. When I tried to access the files when xp promted me for a password i used what i thought was a 10 character password (my usual password) when if fact i should have just typed in the first 8 characters of my password instead of the full 10 characters. I recognized this when I only saw xxxxxxxx(eight characters) when I went into properties-sharing (option) on my 98se computer.


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I'd like to map the 'Documents' link in the start menu to a network drive. If I right click on the icon in the start menu I can go properties -> location and change it in there. Is there any way I can get vista to set that automatically for every user in a bat script in the domain? We're using windows server 2003.

I['m working in a school and currently we're getting some of the children saving stuff in the local machines.

Many thanks,


A:Vista 'Documents' map to network drive on domain.

Do the opposite of what this KB article suggests

How to stop Folder Redirection in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows 2000 Server

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