SMB - The specified network name is no longer available


  • We have a 2003 SBS server and cannot connect to a network share, we get the message, "The specified network name is no longer available". The device is accessible through HTTP, FTP, and from the Windows 7 workstations,  but SBS will not connect to the network share. This is true using either net view,  \\ or its network name. We checked that all firewalls are turned off.  Symantec End Point Protection is the latest version, 11.0.5002.333, per KB 961293.

    No errors are posted in the Event Log.

    We have turned off packet signing and encryption for test purposes. The share is on a Buffalo Linkstation Duo.

    Friday, July 09, 2010 8:06 PM

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  • Have you checked for stale DNS records?
    -Kevin Weilbacher (SBS MVP)
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    Friday, July 09, 2010 9:20 PM
  • Thanks for replying

    Yes. There is nothing. It also fails when using the IP address alone.



    • Edited by puffthefish Monday, July 12, 2010 7:26 PM thanks
    Monday, July 12, 2010 7:26 PM
  • Did this ever work?  If so, what has changed?  If it never worked, have you discussed it with Buffalo support, assuming there is any?
    Larry Struckmeyer
    Monday, July 12, 2010 9:51 PM