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Can't map a network drive

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I am having trouble connecting a computer my WHS. Two other PC's have connected successfully, but I cannot map a network drive on one PC. I also cannot connect to the server via the Home Server Control Center. It's probably some simple setting on the PC, but I just can't figure it out.

Here are the details of the setup:

Server: HP MediaSmart Server 1TB

Machine: HP with XP Home 2002 Edition Service Pack 3

When I use the HP MediaSmart Server - Control Center I get the following error:

\\SERVERNAME\, The network path not found.

When I attempt to Map Network Drive, I get the following errors:

\\SERVERNAME\Users\username = The network path \\SERVERNAME\Users\username could not be found

\\SERVERNAME\Public = The network path \\SERVERNAME\Public could not be found

I can ping the server from a command window with the IP address and server name:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\RICH CAVE>ping 192.168.1.107

Pinging 192.168.1.107 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.1.107: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Reply from 192.168.1.107: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Reply from 192.168.1.107: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Reply from 192.168.1.107: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 192.168.1.107:

Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

Windows firewall is turned on and I made exceptions for the WHS software:

I typed in the Run window:

cmd /k ipconfig /all

And recieved the following:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Computer_Name

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth

ernet NIC

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0A-E4-D8-AD-A8

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 167.206.254.1

167.206.254.2

Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, November 04, 2008 10:34:57

AM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, November 05, 2008 10:34:5

7 AM

I ran the Connector Troubleshooter and I receive no errors from that.

When I go to the Home Server Console and try to access the files from the Shared Folders section, I get the same errors as

above: "\\SERVERNAME\folder, The network path was not found."

I can connect via the internet and remote access.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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Tried restarting the WHS and/or client(s)?

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Tried restarting the WHS and/or client(s)?

Yes I did. I shut down and restarted both the server and PC and still no luck with a connection.

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Have you tried running the Connector Troubleshooter? Oh, and try pinging the server name, not the IP specifically. It should resolve to the same IP address.

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