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Network Problem: net view fails error 6118, net view \\SERVER successfully lists shares. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am trying to get a WDTV box to detect my network shares on a server 2008 R2 system that is part of a workgroup. While attempting various fixes I found that the net view command gives error 6118, but I am able to navigate to the shares both through explorer and by UNC.

    The net view command gives the same result from both the server and a win 7 machine on the workgroup.

    All computers on the workgroup run windows 7 except the server which is running 2008 R2.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

    Friday, May 27, 2011 5:39 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    Based on the issue, I find “I am able to navigate to the shares both through explorer”, I just wonder how you browse the computer through Windows Explorer. In the “Network”? Or type the computer name directly? Please understand these two method is based on different mechanism.

     

    Since this kind of issue occur if you enable a firewall on the network connection that you use for your home or office network. By default, a firewall closes the ports that are used for file and print sharing to prevent Internet computers from connecting to file and print shares on your computer.

     

    To resolve this behavior, use a firewall only for network connections that you use to connect directly to the Internet. For example, use a firewall on a single computer that is connected to the Internet directly through a cable modem, a DSL modem, or a dial-up modem. If you use the same network connection to connect to both the Internet and a home or office network, use a router or firewall that prevents Internet computers from connecting to the shared resources on the home or office computers.

    Do not use a firewall on network connections that you use to connect to your home or office network unless the firewall can be configured to open ports only for your home or office network. If you connect to the Internet by using your home or office network, a firewall can be used only on the computer or the other device, such as a router, that provides the connection to the Internet. For example, if you connect to the Internet through a network that you manage, and that network uses connection sharing to provide Internet access to multiple computers, you can install or enable a firewall only on the shared Internet connection. If you connect to the Internet through a network that you do not manage, verify that your network administrator is using a firewall.

     

    Please refer:

     

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/298804


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    Thursday, June 2, 2011 7:26 AM