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Windows 7 home premium cannot map network drive

Posted on 2012-03-22
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We have an SBS 2008 network running with various clients. Occasionaly I want to bring in a laptop from home and transfer some information.

This is a Windows 7 Home Premium laptop. It doesn't seem to be able to see the server at all. I tried mapping with the server name and also the IP address.

Is this a restriction which MS have put in place for Windows 7 Home Premium? Or is there a way to do this?
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Question by:TownTalk
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by:IanTh
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when you map a drive are you putting the domain user and password in as

domain\user
password

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by:asavah
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In win7 "network center" make sure you set your network type to "work network".
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by:TownTalk
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I dont get that far. It says it cannot see the server at all, although it is getting internet access via the network.
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by:IanTh
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can your laptop ping the servers ip address it will not use local dns so it cannot use a domain name
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by:TownTalk
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In the network center it is already configured as 'Work Network' and interestingly it is displaying our domain name 'merlin.local' When I look at the network map it just shows itself, the wireless basestation, the router and the internet.

it can ping the server ip address but not the name.

It has got an ip address allocated by the DHCP server inside the server I am trying to map to, and when I run Ipconfig, it says it is using the server for DNS.

I discovered that by using the server IP address, I can open a Terminal Services session on the server.  I cannot do this by using the server name though.

Is it possible that the Windows Firewall is causing this issue?
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by:TownTalk
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Perhaps the answer is simpler.... Can anyone confirm whether or not Windows 7 Home premium is actually capable of accessing a domain server? When I google the problem, i'm finding a lot of people with the same issue. Have Microsoft blocked this functionality in this OS?
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by:Darr247
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I was under the impression that no "Home" version of windows could become a domain member... only Professional or higher.

Though I have seen workarounds where you make the domain the workgroup name in sysdm.cpl on the Computer Name tab... then you can access files on the domain... but you still can't 'join' the domain.
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by:TownTalk
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Ok thanks. I was afraid that was the case
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by:marionlwallace
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Nothing worked, so I reformatted and everything is fine now.
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