DOS CLIENT net use problem

June 28, 2010 at 00:08:35
Specs: DOS
So far I cannot get the NET USE command to
work. I have been trying to connect from a
DOS desktop to a WIN XP laptop but I keep
having this error message when I issue this
C:> NET USE I: \\ABC\Share /USER: Kate
The option "USER" is unknown.

Need some advise pls. Thanks!

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June 28, 2010 at 05:26:28
Obviously you have a syntax error of some kind.

What happens when you try to map the drive not using the /user switch? Do you have to use the /user switch?

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July 13, 2010 at 21:36:34
I receive the same syntax. Being:

The option "USER:" is unknown

When I enter the following command:

net use g: \\{workstation_name}\{share_name}
It then prompts the following:

The password is invalid for \\{workstation_name}\{share_name}

Type the password for \\{workstation_name}\{share_name}
I enter the administrator password for the workstation, then receive the following:

Error 5: Access Denied

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July 14, 2010 at 08:51:33
There is a syntax error in the command in your opening post. There should be no space after the colon in /USER:

regarding the access denied error in your second post, that's because when you run the net use command without specifying /user, it defaults to the user you are currently logged in as. So unless you were logged in as the workstation administrator when you ran that command, you were authenticating to a different account (and therefore supplied the wrong password).

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