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I am failing to map a drive like this:

net use z: \\server\sharedfolder

it immediately returns an error 1231 telling me that the specified host can't be found - even though I have connected both pc's to my local router with a physical cable!

I have set up tftp32 to host a DHCP server ranging from to

It's boot method is set to boot\ which loads into Windows PE. That is not the problem. I can easily get access to the network PXE-server I have set up. But when I enter the WinPE, I get the error as said above...

What can I do?

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Once you're in WinPE do you get a network address? Are all the settings (Gateway, netmask etc.) proper? Does it resolve when the IP address is used? Firewall on server? etc. etc. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 May 28 '11 at 2:34
Disabled the firewall on the DHCP server.... When selecting Network Boot at startup from the client computer, it immediately receives an IP from the DHCP IP-pool. And when entering WinPE afterwards, it executes startnet.cmd. All that batch-file does is to execute the winpeinit. But I get no messages after that. – KristianB May 28 '11 at 12:26
Are you mapping the shared folder's server by name or IP address? Did you do any manual changes to the Unattend.xml? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 May 28 '11 at 16:53
Have tried both name and IP address. No idea what that file you refer to is. All I want is network access through WinPE to my other PC, so I can install windows. – KristianB May 28 '11 at 17:49
When winpeinit runs it uses the Unattend.xml for settings like networking, etc. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 May 28 '11 at 19:10

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