Cannot connect to a NAS drive from a host server

I am trying to connect to a NAS drive from a host server,

The NAS is domain joined.

When I connect either by hostname, or by IP I get the network error that windows cannot access…

I am able to ping it by name and IP.

Network discovery is turned on.

Server 2012
Abraham DeutschIT professionalAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Does the NAS require SMBv1?  Gone from all modern operating systems (server and workstation) that have been fully updated.

Can you update the firmware on the NAS to possibly correct this?
bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
if you can ping it by name and IP but no access is allowed due to a network error, generally speaking it should be an issue of blocked port. is there a filewall or router between the hosts and the NAS?
Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
SMBv1 is installed the server

 The firmware on the NAS is up to date

is there a firewall or router between the hosts and the NAS
No they are on the same switch behind the same router
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I get the network error that windows cannot access

NET USE R: \\NAS_IP\Folder and authenticate.   What numerical error do you get?
Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
NET USE R: \\NAS_IP\Folder and authenticate.

Is NAT to be replaced with the NAS drives name and IP with the NAS IP?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I was suggesting you try the IP address to see if that works.  Yes, replace the NAS Name with the NAS IP.  Just for testing
Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
System error 53 has occurred.

The network path was not found.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
"I finally fixed my problems. It turns out that my network adapter somehow loosed component called "Client for Microsoft Networks", not sure how that happened, I certainly did not removed it manually. Anyway, I have installed it back, rebooted, and voila, everything started working again!"

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