Cannot map share on Win 2003 server
Posted on 2006-11-30
Okay, I'm officially desperate. I recently set up a Windows 2003 server on new hardware. This was to replace our old server. Installed everything from scratch (except web). Created a shared folder like one we had on the old server. All the permissions, etc., appear to be the same. Old server is off-line now; new server has old server's name and IP address.
I can't for the life of me map the shared folder on my Windows XP computer - on any computer I've tried, for that matter. Actually, I can't map any share. I get the following error: "Network path \\newserver\sharex could not be found." I've tried with the IP address of "newserver" as well as the complete name. "Newserver" is a simple stand-alone server: no active directory, no domain, no DNS server, no DHCP server.
I can ping "newserver" with both the name and the IP address. I can even setup a Remote Desktop connection to "newserver" from my PC. I just can't access any dang shares. I know this is probably something simple I've overlooked, but I'm admitting defeat and calling in the big guns.
Thanks in advance for your help!