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net use error on Vista: "The semaphone timeout period has expired."

I am attempting to enter a net use command on a Vista computer that had worked well with Windows XP.  The command below gives the message,"The semaphone timeout period has expired." I am able to ping sms-2003 just fine.

net use S: \sms-2003\share
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xtravaganCommented:
This might be a bit simple, but you are missing a \

net use S: \\sms-2003\share

you could also try

pushd \\sms-2003\share

To see if that works, just to make sure SMB is working properly
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gbm33Author Commented:
xtravagan: Actually "net use S: \\sms-2003\share" is the command I am using. I left out a \ in my question. Sorry.
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xtravaganCommented:
What happens with the pushd command?


I suspect your Vista machine is set to a high NTLM secutiry level. Try changing it in

Local Security Policy->Local Policies->Secutiry Options->Network Secutiry: LAN Manager authentication level:

Set it to Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session secutiry if negotiated.

Changing this will however lower the secutiry, but your SMS 2003 will not be compatible with XP if you increase it.
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