mapping a drive share using IPv6


  • I have a windows 7 pc that is on a domain. I want to map a drive to a share on a windows 2003 server using IPv6. Both systems are on the same IPv4 subnet. Both systems are running IPv4 and IPv6. I'm using the following net use: net use v: \\\c$ /u:user userpassword. The error comes back stating that:

    System error 52 has occurred.

    You were not connected because a duplicate name exists on the network. If joinin
    g a domain, go to System in Control Panel to change the computer name and try ag
    ain. If joining a workgroup, choose another workgroup name.

    Monday, January 30, 2012 6:32 PM

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  • What is the IPv6 address of the server - fe80::a05:2302 ?? 

    If so, looks like you have one to many "-" above. Should the literal IPv6 addr be "fe80--a05-2302"?


    Jeff Carrell
    Monday, January 30, 2012 7:00 PM
  • Yes, I made a mistake on this post and the drive mapping is correct, it is fe80--a05-2302.
    Monday, January 30, 2012 7:20 PM
  • Ah, have you tried \\[fe80::a05:2302]\c$ /u:user userpassword ?


    Jeff Carrell
    Monday, January 30, 2012 7:29 PM
  • I have tried every combination...still not working.
    Monday, January 30, 2012 7:34 PM
  • Looks like there are some standards for windows to communicate over ipv6. I found this website

    Basically you take your ipv6 address and convert to all ipv6 literal addresses. 

    You'll need to use the ipv6 literal windows (with the . For example: \\\SharedFolder

    This is ok for small size files, for large ones I've been having some issues.

    Here is a sample of the results.

    IPv6 literal Windows:
    IPv6 URL: http://[2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334]
    IPv6 UNC RFC2732: \\[2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334]\
    IPv6 longest: 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334
    IPv6 shortest: 2001:db8:85a3::8a2e:370:7334
    Wednesday, February 01, 2012 8:04 PM