In Windows XP I can very easily map a network drive to the root of my NAS server. I browse to it in Explorer (
\\192.168.1.70), choose "Map Network Drive", then choose the drive letter.
In Windows Vista, mapping the root of a server doesn't seem possible. I have to go "Map Network Drive" from 'Computer', then enter the address, but it will only let me map to specific shares (sub-folders off of the server root) and NOT to the server root share.
Since my NAS has built-in shares (music, photo, video, etc.) then I would have to have drive letters for all of these, which I absolutely don't want.
Why can I easily map a network drive to the server root in Windows XP, but not in Vista? Is there something fundamentally different in the networking across the two OS's? Or do I need to do things a different way?