I'm trying to map a drive (Z) to an external network attached storage device. I've troubleshot the device itself and everything is fine. The problem is with Windows 7 Ultimate not being able to find that or any other network share. By that, I mean that the network map shows the devices, but when you try to connect with a UNC link, it can't do it.C:\Users\Username>net use Z: "\\goflex_home\GoFlex Home Public" password /user:username
System error 67 has occurred.
The network name cannot be found.
C:\Users\Username>net view \\goflex_home
System error 53 has occurred.
The network path was not found.
Everyone I've talked to at the vendor support site (Seagate) agrees that this is a Windows networking problem, not a device problem.
Can you help me figure out what settings or services need to be tweaked to enable drive mapping via UNC through net use?
All firewalls disabled = same error.
Username is known on the target. It's not really a computer, per-se, but a hard drive attached to a network device. See http://www.seagate.com/home-entertainment/media-sharing-devices/goflex-home/
First, you need to make certain that both computers have physical connection. Then you can try to use IP instead if computer name for check. (Remeber to ping remote storage device under CMD).
Also, based on my research Net view is only for accessing system on the same network. Net view would come in handy if you were trying to access another computer on your work network, while you were still at work. It will not work across the internet to access remote device.
What I think if you're looking for is a remote access solution(if not just ignore all the following content).
Have a look at the following links and see if they're do what you're looking for:
If so, download Windows Live Mesh from here:
Also, you can check the below link for System Error 67:
Hope this helps.
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I'm not trying to connect to a remote computer over the internet. I'm trying to connect to a local computer on my local wireless network.
I have a Linksys router connected (hardwired) to my computer.
Also attached to the router is the Seagate GoFlex NAS hard drive i provided the link for.
I want the computer to see the GoFlex drive like it's designed to do. I can definitely do the Z: drive mapping from another laptop on the network. The laptop is running Windows 7 Pro (64 bit).
The computer that cannot map Z: to the GoFlex drive is running Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit).
The only difference between these two computers is that the Windows 7 Ultimate computer throws "System error 67 has occurred." when I try to use NET USE to manually map it to Z:.
On the Windows 7 Pro machine, I can also see the drive via Windows Explorer and by UNC path syntax. Not so with the Win7 Ultimate computer. It just pauses for a bit then says "Windows cannot access \\goflex_home".
It offers details saying "Error code: 0x80070043 The network name cannot be found" and a "Diagnose" button. Clicking the Diagnose button goes to a Detecting Problems screen, which runs for a few seconds, and then says "Troubleshooting couldn't identify the problem." The diagnosis details are:Network Diagnostics Log
File Name: 2E5BD607-0EC6-4D59-AEDE-2C80924469F8.Diagnose.0.etlOther Networking Configuration and Logs File Name: NetworkConfiguration.cab Collection information Computer Name: SERVER Windows Version:6.1 Architecture:amd64 Time:
Thursday, August 23, 2012 9:40:07 PM
Windows Network Diagnostics <data id="Description" name="Description">Detects problems with network connectivity.</data> Package Version:1.0 Publisher:Microsoft Windows
What can I do to make the Win7 Ultimate computer act like the Win7 Pro machine? What's the missing piece? Is it a service or services? Is it a DLL? What does this mysterious hotfix do that maybe I could perform manually? Why so mysterious?
- Edited by rcwatson Friday, August 24, 2012 2:47 AM added a link