We have a problem Huston! – Windows 7, will NOT connect to Server 2008 share
HERE; Is a – (Basic – setup / configure a LAN) – simple check-list that works with XP-Pro systems in a ‘work-group’
OTHER MISCELLANEOUS ITEMs; – Windows 7 is RC7100, and Server 2008 = Trial-Version – BUT that should NOT be having any bearing on this problem.
It is a strange problem, as the normal trouble shooting procedures have been completed, and firewall / configuration turned OFF, on both machines. It was working yesterday – BEFORE installing ZA, and installed a swag of Micro$oft updates – so once again, the problem can NOT be pin-pointed to one particular update / software install.
The Server-2008 – can access the laptop, and so I can work-around this issue, but it would be REALLY NICE, if I could resolve the problem. BUT it might be all for nothing, IF I have to RE-Install Windows-7 all over again – cause it IS going to expire on 1st March 2010 (About 7 days from NOW)
GOOGLED: – “Error Code: 0x80070035” – This can be overly complicated by misinformation, but I believe that I have collected some RELEVANT facts / checks to perform when this problem arises.
#1: – http://www.techsupportforum.com/networking-forum/networking-support/175665-solved-error-code-0x80070035-network-path-not-found.html
SOLUTION – BY; johnwill – Manager, Networking Forums – S.E. Pennsylvania, US – OS: Windows 7, XP-Pro, Vista, Linux
[THIS; Seems to all make sense to me – so I have pasted below the relevant BITs, which may be useful when this problem occurs again later]
Re: error code: 0x80070035 network path not found
Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you’ll have to configure it to allow access to “trusted zone” addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.
PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version. A failure here needs to be corrected before you go any farther.
Check your Services are Started on all PCs: Workstation, DHCP Client, DNS Client, Server, TCP/IP Netbios helper, Computer Browser.
All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.
If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.
While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it’s possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it’s correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.
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