Net view System Error 58 What is it and how do I fix it??


  • I have just a small Network with 3 computers. Recently 2 of them lost all computers from the "Network" area in windows explorer and net view from the command line gets me system error 58 and said the Specified Server cannot perform the requested operation. All are Windows 7 ultimate. I am fairly tech savey but just want this problem resolved and all info about what causes it, and how to fix it.
    Sunday, December 30, 2012 1:32 AM

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  • Hi,

    Did you make any changes before the issue happen?

    What's antivirus software do you install? You should stop all of them for check.

    Also based on my research, I find a very useful solution about your issue. More information please refer to:

    Hope this helps.


    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, December 31, 2012 4:18 AM
  • I actually saw that link before and non of it helped. I was getting the problem I had even with all firewall stuff turned off. Net View "pcnamehere" worked just fine. Just when I tried to use Net View All is where it broke. I am able to access network files, just there are no PCs on the browser.

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013 12:02 AM
  • Hi,

    Please make sure Computer Browser service is enabled only on one machine. If the service is enabled on several machines, there will be conflicts when electing a machine to reserve the browse list.

    When you use "net view hostname", it is just like accessing \\hostname, not under the same way as getting the browse list.

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    Thursday, January 3, 2013 9:38 AM