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Can't map network drives on Server 2003 machine in Win 8.1

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    Can't map network drives on Server 2003 machine in Win 8.1


    I'm trying to map a Server 2003 network drive in Windows 8.1

    For some reason, in the 'Map Network Drive' window, the server doesn't show under 'Network' when I click the 'browse' button. Additionally the server doesn't show under 'Network' in file manager but I can ping it just fine.

    Is there perhaps some kind of incompatibility between Win 8.1 and Server 2003 that could be causing this and is there some kind of workaround?
    Last edited by gpcola; 30 Dec 2013 at 05:40.

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  2. #2


    Quote Originally Posted by gpcola View Post
    I'm trying to map a Server 2003 network drive in Windows 8.1

    For some reason, in the 'Map Network Drive' window, the server doesn't show under 'Network' when I click the 'browse' button. Additionally the server doesn't show under 'Network' in file manager but I can ping it just fine.

    Is there perhaps some kind of incompatibility between Win 8.1 and Server 2003 that could be causing this and is there some kind of workaround?
    To access Server 03 it's required that you make the adjustments outlined in the following link.
    https://www.eightforums.com/network-s...tml#post177162
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    Windows 8.1 Embedded Industry Pro x64 (Dreamspark license)


    go to Programs and features > turn windows features on or off > enable "SMB 1.0 /CIFS File sharing"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Excelsior View Post
    go to Programs and features > turn windows features on or off > enable "SMB 1.0 /CIFS File sharing"
    That Op is long gone because the link I posted has already fixed the exact same problem on multiple occasions.

    It would be nice if the Op reported back in after the problem was solved.
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Can't map network drives on Server 2003 machine in Win 8.1
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