Unable to map a network drive
Posted on 2009-04-02
I have a Windows XP PC which will not allow me to map a network drive or even access a network folder (i.e. \\fileserv\it_folder ). I can ping \\fileserv. I have tried using the IP address (\\188.8.131.52) and that does not work either.
It has been this way for a while and an not sure what changed. An update I suspect. In the past I was able to enter that path and was prompted for a username and password in order to get access. Now I get the error message:
" \\fileserv\it_folder is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network is not present or started. "
This does work on other PC's. BTW, each PC is not part of the server's domain. \\fileserv is a Windows 2003 server.