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 \\\\server\ or \\\\server\folder

I get the message:

windows cannot access \\server check the spelling, click diagnose

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.


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

Not really found an answer here. The answer is to use ftp with the NAS drive from that particular computer :(

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If it is synology nas you might check your SMB version. On the synology go to [Control Panel] > [File Services] > [SMB/AFP/NFS]

The option [Enable SMB service] should be enabled. Click the [Advanced Settings] button.

In my case the "Maximum SMB protocol" and "Minimum SMB protocol" were set to SMB1. I changed the Maximum SMB protocol to SMB3 and now I can access the share perfectly from my Windows 10 pc.

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