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"The specified server cannot perform the requested operation" When trying to map a drive

I am having a problem connecting to a share on a windows 7 machine from either a windows xp box or a windows 7 box. the problem seems like it might be intermittent but it doesn't work at all right now.

When i try to connect to the share or even do a "Net View \\computername" i get the following error. "the specified server cannot perform the requested operation".

I can connect to the share from another windows 7 box so i know the share is working. also i have connected to it from the same machines multiple times before today with no problems.

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Windows 7 is *very* different in the way it uses network resources.

Try the step by step here

jaybird283Author Commented:
I just found this and tried it. it seems to be working so far...

Basicaly it just says to do this.
"allocate resources accordingly.  Set the following registry key to ‘1':
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\LargeSystemCache

and set the following registry key to ‘3':


Are/were you seeing the specific error to which your linked page (as in your post #28601288) refers?

You should consider the logic of 'Windows 7 is designed to work with previous Windows OS's, and it would be configuration changes which would be required (if any) to use cross platform shares (for example) - Altering the registry, whilst possibly yielding a desired result, may break (or significantly change the configuration of other functions) such that the behaviour of the client changes sufficient to thwart future diagnosis of problems, or directly cause unwanted side affects'

Can you confirm that you have seen / are seeing the following in the system log, as in your URL page?

Source: srv
Event ID: 2017
Level: Error
The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the server reached the configured limit for nonpaged pool allocations.


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