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WnetGetConnection2 and Win95.

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I've been using WnetGetConnection2 under NT to map remote shares over tcp\ip, \\The Computers IP\My Share. This works great under NT but when trying it under Win95 I always get the bad net name error. I've even tried mapping the ip to a computer name in lmhosts.sam but I get the same error. I was recently told that win95 can't map remote drives\shares over tcp\ip and that it can only map local drives. I find this hard to beleive. Can anyone help me out here?
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by:mrmick
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Do you mean WnetAddConnection2 ?
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Using WnetAddConnection2, you can  map remote shares over tcp\ip.

Check out Microsoft Knowledge Base
Article ID: Q173011
Title: "HOWTO: Add and Remove Network Connections"
http://premium.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q173/0/11.asp

In the example use
NetR.lpRemoteName = "\\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx"

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whoops, disregard the last two lines of the above answer.
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by:evel
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yep sorry AddConnection is what I ment. I know how to use it and it works great under NT.  But when using the same code that wroks in NT I get bad net name error under win95. Is win95 able to map remote shares over tcp\ip using \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\share? I get bad net name when using \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\share with the run command as well. I know the ip is up and working because I can connect to it with my other machine no prob.
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Can you connect to it using any other machine using WNetAddConnection2?
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by:evel
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I can connect using any machine under NT. Won't connect under any machine running win95.
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by:mrmick
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I suggest you go ahead and copy the Microsoft sample project and give it a try.  I helped someone else get this working and they reported that it worked fine.
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by:evel
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the code i'm using is from "HOWTO: Add and Remove Network Connections" and it works under NT but not win95. Are you able to connect to remote shares with tcp\ip under win95?
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by:mrmick
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No, I don't have a remote network to test with.  The person I helped in a previous question was making the connection.
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by:evel
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Try connecting to me \\206.171.172.192\test l:tester p:tester
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by:mrmick
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Ok, give me a couple of minutes.
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by:evel
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thanks. If you don't have wnetaddconnection setup just stick \\206.171.172.192\test in run and see if it connects.
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by:mrmick
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I had it set up, doesn't work for me either.  It also doesn’t work on my server running NT with a direct connect (frame relay).

Are you sure the resource path is correct?

My email address is: mick@owen.wa.com
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