I recently rebuilt my PC and installed Windows 8 Pro 64 bit - I was using it with few issues, and it was able access the shares on my Windows Home Server 2011 - although I had to enter user name manually as I was using Windows Live account for Windows 8.
Since updating to Windows 8.1 I can no longer access my shares on my WHS 2011.
I have tried various things to fix this, which I will list below, but one of the interesting things is I cannot even access the local machine via share.
My main PC is called
Office and my server is called
WHServer, so in explorer on my office PC under Network I see both
Office listed - click on either results in the message:
\\OFFICE is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.`
The specified network provider name is invalid.
If I try to navigate using IP, eg
\\127.0.0.1\Public I get:
Windows cannot access \\127.0.0.1\Public
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose.
[Expanded Information] Error code: 0x80004005 Unspecified error
Clicking the Diagnose button finds no issues.
If trying to use
net use m: \\[IP OR server name] I get:
System error 67 has occurred.
Pinging the hostname or IPs give responses as expected, as do visiting via
I have tried the following:
- Tested via other Windows 8 (not 8.1) Laptop and everything still works there
- Disabling firewalls on both local machine and server
- Disabling AV on both local and server
- Allowing 40-56 bit encryption
- Clearing credentials in Credential Manager - although when I delete one related user, it keeps comping back automatically
- uninstalling and re-installing network
What should I try next?