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Cannot map a network drive on my Windows 7 to another domain?

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Hello,

I have Windows 7 Professional and I cannot map a network drive to a share on another domain. I can map to this share from a Vista machine, but not a Windows 7 machine. I'm using the same settings so i know all is correct and seems to be a Windows 7 issue. I appreciate anyones help and support.

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by:Steelers4life
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What kind of error are you getting when tryign ot map the drive.

Did you always try mapping it by the Ip

\\X.X.X.X

Could be possible the name is not resolving.
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by:Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz
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Try to access by complete DNS name: machine.domain you asked by credentials. Put complete username: username@domain.
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I logged in using the same account on a Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Same \\ip\Share name on both systems, but Windows 7 gives me this error:

 Windows 7 error
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by:Steelers4life
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What if you just click on run then \\the ip address. Does it let you browse the shares at all ?
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by:nimdatx
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Run: \\IP\Share name

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The specified network name is no longer available.

It works fine on my Vista machine.
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by:Jackie Man
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Open "Network and Sharing Centre", what kind of network does you see in your local network connection?

home network, work network or public network?
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Domain network
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by:Jackie Man
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What is the server OS behind the share on another domain? Linux?
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No. Windows Server 2003.
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What is the anti-virus / third party firewall installed in Windows 7?
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Can you go to a commnd prompt and ping the IP of the server?
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by:nimdatx
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I can ping server.
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Unbelievable....It was my firewall on Windows 7. I cannot believe I didn't check that.

Thanks.

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Glad to know that you have the problem solved. Cheers!
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