Map Drives from server

Hewlett-packard / P6533w
October 26, 2012 at 09:52:50
Specs: Windows 7, 3.0 Ghz
I have a desktop set up with XP. I have a 1 TB drive in it that is slave. I am wanting to use that desktop as a file server for my home network. I have it all set but I am having 1 issue. My desktop I am on right now is Windows 7 Home Premium. I go to map the network drive so I can access the 1 TB from the server I get this error Error code: 0x800700735. I run the diagnostic and it saids to make sure it is connected and the product is on. Well it is all on I can see the server but cannot map the drives. I have the server named CTG-SERVER. When I go to set up mapping I see CTG-SERVER. I get a message Windows cannot access CTG-SERVER. Also both computers are in the same network. Meaning the workgroup name is the same.

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#1
October 26, 2012 at 10:22:49
Are both computers able to ping each other?

First, establish an active network connection.

Did you create a share on the 1 TB drive and a user/group and grant appropriate permissions to said share?

If not, you're going to have to. You can't connect to what isn't there right.

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#2
October 26, 2012 at 10:23:58
I also tried on my laptop. I cannot map the drive there either. I set shareing to my pictures on my laptop. I can access the laptop shared folder from the Windows 7 Desktop. BTW the laptop is running XP. It seems the problem is with the XP Desktop. maybe a setting. Maybe the USB Wi-Fi adapter set up as an AP. I only used it as an AP because it is N adapter and my laptop has N. But I am not using it because it was slow.
Lets please not figure out why it's slow. I am unhooking the adapter and then trying it again.

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#3
October 26, 2012 at 10:27:23
Yes the 1 TB is shared. I have it all shared on the server that I want shared. It seems I can see it when trying to map but then get the error listed in the first post. I still think the issue is with the server. Something not set somewhere could be somthing small.

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#4
October 26, 2012 at 11:34:34
Off the top of my head:
Are the firewalls disabled?
Is the guest account active on WinXP?
Are you using Homegroups?
How are you sharing the drive?
Does the share remain after a reboot?
Are the relevant services running on WinXP?
Are you using the same account on both machines?
With the same password?
No password?

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#5
October 26, 2012 at 13:11:02
Just to add to Razor2.3's response......

If it were me, I'd kill the existing share and redo it.

Be careful you don't inadvertently create an administrative share. Rather than share the entire drive, make a folder at the root of the drive and share that folder.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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#6
December 18, 2012 at 10:00:54
Make sure all PC firewall is off and on on the windows 7 PC go to Control Panel-> Network and Sharing Center then click on Advanced sharing settings option and turn on network discovery on Home and Public and turn on so that anyone can read and write on the public folders and make sure all the recommendations are selected.

Then share the drive once there is proper communication among the PCs and go to other PC to map the network drive.

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