Windows 7 unable to browse UNC path on Sharepoint Server

Posted on 2011-03-23
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I am having a bit of a dilemma. I cannot seem to browse the files using a UNC path (\\dnsname\path) from a normal windows 7 professional. If you type the path (ex: \\dnsalias\ ) it pops up but nothing shows in the window.

It works on XP clients with no issues and I can see all the contents of that UNC path within the explorer window. But on the Windows 7 machines, its empty.

I have made sure that the WebClient Service is on and added the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters\DisableStrictNameChecking = 1

The server I am trying to browse is a sharepoint site and the name is a CNAME I added in DNS to resolve to that server. It works on the XP machines and strangely enough on my Windows 7 machine but nobody else's Win 7 workstation.

Still not having any luck. Any suggestions?
Question by:j556x45
  • 4
  • 2
LVL 15

Expert Comment

ID: 35199613
If you use the browser and select open in explorer does it work?

Author Comment

ID: 35199672
No it does not. Still empty window
LVL 15

Expert Comment

ID: 35201724
Is the site listed as a trusted site or local intranet?

In IE browse to the page and look in bottom right hand corner
Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.


Author Comment

ID: 35201843
Yes, I checked that and explicitly added all the intranet CNAME's. It will work if you do http://abc but not \\abc from the run command.
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Justin Smith
ID: 35201853
I understand it doesn't work with \\abc.  But what about if you go to the url of a library, \\abc\libraryname ?

Accepted Solution

j556x45 earned 0 total points
ID: 35201863
Says that it cannot find it.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35410276
The workstation was re-imaged

Featured Post

Upgrade your Question Security!

Your question, your audience. Choose who sees your identity—and your question—with question security.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

A quick guide on how to use Group Policy to create a custom power plan and set it active on Windows 7.
A recent project that involved parsing Tableau Desktop and Server log files to extract reusable user queries for use in other systems. I chose to use PowerShell to gather the data, and SharePoint to present it...
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to the overview of Microsoft Security Essentials. This is a free anti-virus software that guards your PC against viruses, spyware, worms, and other malicious software. This will be demonstrated using Windows…
Watch the video of Kernel Migrator for SharePoint, which demonstrate the process easily of migration from SharePoint to SharePoint, OneDrive for Business & Google Drive servers, Public Folder to SharePoint, File Server to SharePoint. The tool has va…

600 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question