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Mapping Drives-Novell Client To XP PC's

By GCHeels ·
I am trying to map a drive from a laptop running XP Pro with Novell's client 4.91 to an XP PC not running any novell client. It's a company machine, so there may be group policies or registry edits at play here. I am logging into the workstation, not the network. Regardless of how I try it, I still get the "Network Path Not Found...." message. Both machines are on the same subnet, and I can ping both ways. I've created entries into the HOSTS & LMHOSTS files for the XP laptop running the novell client with no luck. Any suggestions. Thanks.

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by YetAnotherAdmin In reply to Mapping Drives-Novell Cli ...

You have set up a share on the other computer and have a valid account, haven't you? I'm guessing you have when you've went as far as editing host files. If you think name resolution ma be a problem try the IP address instead of the name. \\10.1.2.3\share

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Yes, I've tried that. Thanks.

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by YetAnotherAdmin In reply to Mapping Drives-Novell Cli ...

You have set up a share on the other computer and have a valid account, haven't you? I'm guessing you have when you've went as far as editing host files. If you think name resolution may be a problem try the IP address instead of the name. \\10.1.2.3\share

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by ITInstructor In reply to Mapping Drives-Novell Cli ...

Make sure the XP box you are connecting to has the server service running. (Control Panel, Administrative tools, services.) I turn this service off on most of my PCs. The server service is a security risk.

Also do the server machine have Microsoft file and print sharing installed.

Finally, XP service pack 2 firewall can strict ports that are need to do peer to peer networking.

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by pierrejamme In reply to Mapping Drives-Novell Cli ...

Do you use a Domain? We do and so if Administrator (Me) can open that computer at any point, I can simply do a:
\\computername\c$
in Windows Explorer.
Not sure how it works if you use Workgroup.

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by GCHeels In reply to

It works the same with a workgroup. I can't map a drive to any admin shares either. Thanks.

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by mcp In reply to Mapping Drives-Novell Cli ...

Duh!
Ain't gonna work!
The Novell Client is for connecting to Netware Servers, not XP Workstations.
You need to use the Microsoft Client for that.

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by Mike_W In reply to Mapping Drives-Novell Cli ...

The XP machine you want to map a drive to will need to have the server service running and file and printer sharing enabled.

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