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I wrote a script to dynamically map drives for our users. The script it generates is a simple 'net use' command that looks like this:

net use *

This works perfectly fine in Windows 7 but in XP I get: "System error 67 has occurred. The network name cannot be found".

I've done some searches but haven't found much. The only progress I made (if you want to call it that) is that I dropped the 's' in the http on XP and it connects, asks for my username/password and then fails.

Any idea how to resolve this issue?


I am trying to connect to a WebDAV server. I can do this manually in XP by creating a new network place; however, I need to be able to do this from a command prompt so I can script this automatically.

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Answer to update: I've tried this a while ago. If the webdav server has a http address, then it can be done in XP. Otherwise you're out of luck. – TFM Feb 8 '10 at 15:17
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"net use" in XP cannot use https addresses when assigning to a drive letter.

This limitation does not exist in Vista and above.

Edit: it is possible though to use SSL-connections via "Web Folder" functionality in XP:

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Hmm...any work-around outside taking away ssl? – Michael Mello Feb 8 '10 at 14:50
I updated my original post. – Michael Mello Feb 8 '10 at 15:00
There's "MapNetworkDrive" ( for VBScript, but it does the same thing as "net use". – TFM Feb 8 '10 at 15:18
Thanks. Doesn't look like I can get this done in XP. – Michael Mello Feb 8 '10 at 15:21

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