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I have a NAS drive, and this is sharing some folders. I cannot access those folders from a windows 2008 machine which is on the network. The are both connected to the same network switch.

e.g. if I go like this,




I get the message 'windows cannot access \\server check the spelling, click diagnose' etc.

Error code: 0x80004005

The thing is that I can connect to this shared drive from a windows 7 laptop connected wirelessly to the same network.

I can ping the server from windows 2008, but only if I use the IP address, not the server name.

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Can you map it by \\IP\sharename ?

It sounds to me like your wireless clients are using a different DNS server than your 2008 machine.

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Nah, cannot even do it using the IP address. Strange eh. – peter Apr 1 '10 at 11:19
\\\ etc – peter Apr 1 '10 at 11:20
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Not really found an answer here. The answer is to use ftp with the NAS drive from that particular computer :(

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