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Mapping Drives No Domain, XP Pro to SBS 2k3


I am currently trying to map drives using a laptop with XP Pro SP 2 to a SBS 2003 Server.  The objective is to map drive without attaching the device to the domain. Since I cannot manually map the drive, i've attempted a batch file with the following syntax:

net use z: \\server\share_name password /user:domain\user

I get the following results:

System Error 1231 has occured
The network location cannot be reached.

Could any of the Guru's provide some possible scenarios?
At this point i'm looking for any potential blocks on the server/firewall side. All of us here are stumped, because we've used a batch file before for a very similiar situation at another site.

Thanks gurus
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rather than use Server try using it's IP Address, to test what happens if you click Start - Run and Type: \\server\share_name does it prompt your for username and password or if you type in \\ipaddress\share_name does it prompt you for username and password?

If the network location contains any spaces then put it in quotes.
Why can use not manually map a drive ? If you have the correct username/password combination tou can still use the Map Network Drive option without joining the domain, just type the path in the dialog box.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
It would seem you are having network issues.  Have you tried the basic troubleshooting of trying to ping the server name and in turn IP?  What are the DNS settings?
NetworkdogsAuthor Commented:
It appears that the client snuck on a second firewall what was hosing things up. I just removed the second firewall and got exactly what I needed. I appreciate everyone's promt  response and look forward to working with you all in the future.

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