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  • I have set up my Windows 2003 server as a file server using the configure your server wizard and I have shared the folder as test and given the appropriate security access to that folder.  Lets say for example that the IP Address of the server is
    100.200.300.400

    From my Windows XP desktop

    I used the add network place wizard / choose another network location and for the internet address i entered

    100.200.300.400\test and the error I got was  "The folder you entered does not appear to be valid.  Please choose another."


    What am I doing wrong.

    Thanks
    Sunday, November 22, 2009 7:18 PM

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  • Try instead with;

    \\100.200.100.100\test



    Regards, Dave Patrick .... Microsoft Certified Professional Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    Sunday, November 22, 2009 10:45 PM
  • I have set up my Windows 2003 server as a file server using the configure your server wizard and I have shared the folder as test and given the appropriate security access to that folder.  Lets say for example that the IP Address of the server is
    100.200.300.400

    From my Windows XP desktop

    I used the add network place wizard / choose another network location and for the internet address i entered

    100.200.300.400\test and the error I got was  "The folder you entered does not appear to be valid.  Please choose another."


    What am I doing wrong.

    Thanks

    your IP address is wrong.

    one IP address contains 4 octets with 8 bits per each.

    open the start menu, select run and then type a valid IP address with two backslashes.

    like : \\192.168.0.1\test

     

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    Friday, November 27, 2009 9:52 AM