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    "The Network Location cannot be reached" ERROR

    hello...

    i created my own custom xp installation using nLite... and i only have 1 problem
    i`m using Remote Desktop Connection to connect to another pc in my network.. it works perfect but then i try to map a network drive to that same PC and i get

    The Network location cannot be reached
    any ideas.. to how to fix this?

    can it be related to:
    DCOM or
    Microsoft-DS (port 445)?


    i found something that related to this problem.. they sayd to use nslookup and ping to check if the client points to the correct DNS.

    nslookup prints:

    DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
    *** Can't find server name for address 192.168.2.1: Timed out
    DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
    *** Can't find server name for address 193.231.100.2: Timed out
    *** Default servers are not available
    Default Server: UnKnown
    Address: 192.168.2.1



    The primary DNS is 192.168.2.1 which is a linux box and the second one is the ISP's one... thing is all my pc in the network are setup like this so i`m sure theese 2 ip's are not the problem...


    this is the nslookup output from one of the PC that works perfectly:

    *** Can't find server name for address 192.168.2.1: Non-existent domain
    Default Server: ns1.romtelecom.net
    Address: 193.231.100.2



    thanks alot for any help

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    Unless you have a server running Windows Server then DNS won't work for your internal network. So nslookup should come back with nothing for an internal host.

    What about ping, can you ping the IP of the remote PC? What about if you try to connect with Remote Desktop to that IP?

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    File and Print Sharing allowed in the exceptions list on the XP firewall of both host and remote PC? And the remote PCs network IP scope set in the advanced properties?

    Why not use use the mapped drives in the RDC?
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    ping works... Remote desktop connection works too.. just accessing shares does not work...

    i lowered both firewalls and still nothing.

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    I've never played with that nLite version of XP..so I'm not sure what services got crippled by it..but it appears something related to network browsing.

    netbios over TCP/IP enabled in TCP properties? (It's not by default)
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    yep i enabled it..

    and i alse found the answer...

    The tweak closed the raw SMB transport on port 445 (TCP and UDP). NetBios was still functional

    so... i deletedet the values SMBDeviceEnabled from BIOS and changed the Default TrasportBIndNAme to \Device\

    that did the trick
    it's weird i know..

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    Where did you change those settings?

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    Hi There

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