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The specified network name is no longer available

Hello Experts,

I currently have a simple home network in use. I have an assorted number of Virtual Machines on the host PC. For some reason I experience the error message "The specified network name is no longer available." My Host PC has a shared folder setup without any restrictions. Anyone can view/change the files within this shared folder. My physical PCs in the house are just fine. The virtual machines however receive that error message when attempting to download files from the shared folder. Smaller files that are one or two MB seem to download just fine --- anything larger prompts that error. This happens on all virtual machines and makes no difference if static IP addresses are setup or not.

I also use ZoneAlarm as a firewall. I have added one of my virtual machines (which has a static IP assigned) to the trusted list. The virtual PC does not have a firewall active (I disabled the Windows firewall).

The software being used for the virtual PCs is VMware Workstation 6.0.4

All PCs are Windows XP Professional SP3 however two of the physical PCs without any problems run XP Home SP3.

The funny thing is that they can see the files but can't download anything significant.

Please help if you can! Thanks!
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houssam_balloutCommented:
had you try to copy from a different shared folder?
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facedown98Author Commented:
Hi,

Yes, I have tried creating a new shared folder with the same result.
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houssam_balloutCommented:
had you try to create a folder on different PC
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facedown98Author Commented:
They can share between each other. I'll try from a different physical PC and see if the virtual machines can download from it. Thanks
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facedown98Author Commented:
Here's an interesting one... Last night I was able to see the files but could not download them... Today, NONE of my PCs can access ANY network shares from the Host PC (\\morpheus)

I made a new share even and when I navigate to that new share I get the same message.

Here's what happens...

When I try to open the share I get this message first stating that "The network name could not be found."

When I try a second time I see a different message which states "Not enough server storage is available to process this command."

I have attached screenshots for both. I'm not sure why I get these... The host PC has plenty of resources... Plenty of processing speed, RAM and hard disk storage.

Any idea?

Thanks!
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facedown98Author Commented:
I would also like to mention that I setup a share on my laptop to test with, and it acts just fine as a host. Seems like there's something wrong with the current host PC. Any idea what it is?

Thanks!
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houssam_balloutCommented:
Do you have any NTFS permission error?
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facedown98Author Commented:
I don't get any messages about one. The permissions seem clean --- making new shares in different locations helps as well.
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houssam_balloutCommented:
Do you mean that creating new  share on different location works well? (physical one)
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houssam_balloutCommented:
Do you mean that creating new  share on different location works well? (physical one)
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jassavCommented:
Check the which services are running, particulary the computer browser service.
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facedown98Author Commented:
Houssam, yes creating a share on another physical PC works just fine.

Hi Jassav, yes the service is running but it does not help.

Thanks!
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facedown98Author Commented:
It seems that VMware was the culprit. Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 does not have the same issues. This limits the issue to VMware. Possibly a bug within the application. Thanks for your help anyway!
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