Nework errors -- Looking to map drives between two Vista Premium S

Posted: 04-01-2008, 04:47 AM
I've run into a very frustrating problem (as if they all aren't...). I have
two Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 desktops that are connected to the same
network and workgroup (Private), and I'd like to be able to share files
between the two. Ultimately I'd like to map the network drives so that it's
fairly seamless between the two.

I've been able to create a mapped network drive from machine A to machine B,
but have been unable map a drive from machine B to machine A. I'm able to
browse the network from machine B and can see machine A (called "Main"), but
when I try to connect I get the following error:

Windows cannot access \\MAIN
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem with
your network. To try to identify the problem, click diagnose.
Error code 0x80070005

The spelling is correct -- I've checked numerous times.

When i click on diagnose, Windows isn't able to find anything wrong and
shoots off a note to the MS team.

I've gone through all of the steps possible -- searched the MS site and
other areas -- and have covered everything. I've diabled firewalls on both
computers and removed AVG on both as well (with my Internet access off, of
course). Any recommendations short of a reinstall on machine A?

Nework errors -- Looking to map drives between two Vista Premium S


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Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)
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Re: Nework errors -- Looking to map drives between two Vista Premium S
Posted: 04-01-2008, 04:08 PM
I would check the permission first. Or this search result may help.

Networking between Vista and othersNetworking between Vista and other
Windows OS Can't access XP with error 0x80070005 · Vista can ping XP but see
it because of no LLTD installed ...
www.chicagotech.net/vista/vista&others.htm


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"Geoff" <Geoff@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7839BD17-716E-4AF3-9C91-9B83EFD428DF@microsoft.com...
> I've run into a very frustrating problem (as if they all aren't...). I
> have
> two Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 desktops that are connected to the same
> network and workgroup (Private), and I'd like to be able to share files
> between the two. Ultimately I'd like to map the network drives so that
> it's
> fairly seamless between the two.
>
> I've been able to create a mapped network drive from machine A to machine
> B,
> but have been unable map a drive from machine B to machine A. I'm able to
> browse the network from machine B and can see machine A (called "Main"),
> but
> when I try to connect I get the following error:
>
> Windows cannot access \\MAIN
> Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem with
> your network. To try to identify the problem, click diagnose.
> Error code 0x80070005
>
> The spelling is correct -- I've checked numerous times.
>
> When i click on diagnose, Windows isn't able to find anything wrong and
> shoots off a note to the MS team.
>
> I've gone through all of the steps possible -- searched the MS site and
> other areas -- and have covered everything. I've diabled firewalls on
> both
> computers and removed AVG on both as well (with my Internet access off, of
> course). Any recommendations short of a reinstall on machine A?
Geoff
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Re: Nework errors -- Looking to map drives between two Vista Premi
Posted: 04-02-2008, 12:15 AM
Robert, thanks for your interest -- I've followed instructions on permissions
and that's not it. Also, I'm trying to network two Vista Home Premium
computers, so I'm not sure that the XP references will address the problem.
Any other tips?

"Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> I would check the permission first. Or this search result may help.
>
> Networking between Vista and othersNetworking between Vista and other
> Windows OS Can't access XP with error 0x80070005 · Vista can ping XP but see
> it because of no LLTD installed ...
> www.chicagotech.net/vista/vista&others.htm
>
>
> --
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
> http://www.ChicagoTech.net
> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
> http://www.HowToNetworking.com
> "Geoff" <Geoff@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:7839BD17-716E-4AF3-9C91-9B83EFD428DF@microsoft.com...
> > I've run into a very frustrating problem (as if they all aren't...). I
> > have
> > two Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 desktops that are connected to the same
> > network and workgroup (Private), and I'd like to be able to share files
> > between the two. Ultimately I'd like to map the network drives so that
> > it's
> > fairly seamless between the two.
> >
> > I've been able to create a mapped network drive from machine A to machine
> > B,
> > but have been unable map a drive from machine B to machine A. I'm able to
> > browse the network from machine B and can see machine A (called "Main"),
> > but
> > when I try to connect I get the following error:
> >
> > Windows cannot access \\MAIN
> > Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem with
> > your network. To try to identify the problem, click diagnose.
> > Error code 0x80070005
> >
> > The spelling is correct -- I've checked numerous times.
> >
> > When i click on diagnose, Windows isn't able to find anything wrong and
> > shoots off a note to the MS team.
> >
> > I've gone through all of the steps possible -- searched the MS site and
> > other areas -- and have covered everything. I've diabled firewalls on
> > both
> > computers and removed AVG on both as well (with my Internet access off, of
> > course). Any recommendations short of a reinstall on machine A?
>
>
Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)
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Re: Nework errors -- Looking to map drives between two Vista Premi
Posted: 04-02-2008, 04:20 AM
Have you created the same username on both computers?

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"Geoff" <Geoff@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
newsCB228ED-E76E-4883-B113-D1019D817C65@microsoft.com...
> Robert, thanks for your interest -- I've followed instructions on
> permissions
> and that's not it. Also, I'm trying to network two Vista Home Premium
> computers, so I'm not sure that the XP references will address the
> problem.
> Any other tips?
>
> "Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>
>> I would check the permission first. Or this search result may help.
>>
>> Networking between Vista and othersNetworking between Vista and other
>> Windows OS Can't access XP with error 0x80070005 · Vista can ping XP but
>> see
>> it because of no LLTD installed ...
>> www.chicagotech.net/vista/vista&others.htm
>>
>>
>> --
>> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
>> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
>> http://www.ChicagoTech.net
>> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
>> http://www.HowToNetworking.com
>> "Geoff" <Geoff@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:7839BD17-716E-4AF3-9C91-9B83EFD428DF@microsoft.com...
>> > I've run into a very frustrating problem (as if they all aren't...). I
>> > have
>> > two Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 desktops that are connected to the
>> > same
>> > network and workgroup (Private), and I'd like to be able to share files
>> > between the two. Ultimately I'd like to map the network drives so that
>> > it's
>> > fairly seamless between the two.
>> >
>> > I've been able to create a mapped network drive from machine A to
>> > machine
>> > B,
>> > but have been unable map a drive from machine B to machine A. I'm able
>> > to
>> > browse the network from machine B and can see machine A (called
>> > "Main"),
>> > but
>> > when I try to connect I get the following error:
>> >
>> > Windows cannot access \\MAIN
>> > Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem
>> > with
>> > your network. To try to identify the problem, click diagnose.
>> > Error code 0x80070005
>> >
>> > The spelling is correct -- I've checked numerous times.
>> >
>> > When i click on diagnose, Windows isn't able to find anything wrong and
>> > shoots off a note to the MS team.
>> >
>> > I've gone through all of the steps possible -- searched the MS site and
>> > other areas -- and have covered everything. I've diabled firewalls on
>> > both
>> > computers and removed AVG on both as well (with my Internet access off,
>> > of
>> > course). Any recommendations short of a reinstall on machine A?
>>
>>
Geoff
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Re: Nework errors -- Looking to map drives between two Vista Premi
Posted: 04-02-2008, 05:01 AM
That did it -- thank you so much.

"Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> Have you created the same username on both computers?
>
> --
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
> http://www.ChicagoTech.net
> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
> http://www.HowToNetworking.com
> "Geoff" <Geoff@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> newsCB228ED-E76E-4883-B113-D1019D817C65@microsoft.com...
> > Robert, thanks for your interest -- I've followed instructions on
> > permissions
> > and that's not it. Also, I'm trying to network two Vista Home Premium
> > computers, so I'm not sure that the XP references will address the
> > problem.
> > Any other tips?
> >
> > "Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> >
> >> I would check the permission first. Or this search result may help.
> >>
> >> Networking between Vista and othersNetworking between Vista and other
> >> Windows OS Can't access XP with error 0x80070005 · Vista can ping XP but
> >> see
> >> it because of no LLTD installed ...
> >> www.chicagotech.net/vista/vista&others.htm
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> >> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
> >> http://www.ChicagoTech.net
> >> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
> >> http://www.HowToNetworking.com
> >> "Geoff" <Geoff@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:7839BD17-716E-4AF3-9C91-9B83EFD428DF@microsoft.com...
> >> > I've run into a very frustrating problem (as if they all aren't...). I
> >> > have
> >> > two Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 desktops that are connected to the
> >> > same
> >> > network and workgroup (Private), and I'd like to be able to share files
> >> > between the two. Ultimately I'd like to map the network drives so that
> >> > it's
> >> > fairly seamless between the two.
> >> >
> >> > I've been able to create a mapped network drive from machine A to
> >> > machine
> >> > B,
> >> > but have been unable map a drive from machine B to machine A. I'm able
> >> > to
> >> > browse the network from machine B and can see machine A (called
> >> > "Main"),
> >> > but
> >> > when I try to connect I get the following error:
> >> >
> >> > Windows cannot access \\MAIN
> >> > Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem
> >> > with
> >> > your network. To try to identify the problem, click diagnose.
> >> > Error code 0x80070005
> >> >
> >> > The spelling is correct -- I've checked numerous times.
> >> >
> >> > When i click on diagnose, Windows isn't able to find anything wrong and
> >> > shoots off a note to the MS team.
> >> >
> >> > I've gone through all of the steps possible -- searched the MS site and
> >> > other areas -- and have covered everything. I've diabled firewalls on
> >> > both
> >> > computers and removed AVG on both as well (with my Internet access off,
> >> > of
> >> > course). Any recommendations short of a reinstall on machine A?
> >>
> >>
>
>
Limoni
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Re: Nework errors -- Looking to map drives between two Vista Premi
Posted: 04-18-2008, 01:47 AM
Robert,
I'm having the same problem as Geoff. Can you tell me just which username
you're referring to (and where I can change it). Is it the workgroup name or
user account name, or computer name (or none of these)?
Thanks, John

"Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> Have you created the same username on both computers?
>
> --
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
> http://www.ChicagoTech.net
> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
> http://www.HowToNetworking.com
> "Geoff" <Geoff@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> newsCB228ED-E76E-4883-B113-D1019D817C65@microsoft.com...
> > Robert, thanks for your interest -- I've followed instructions on
> > permissions
> > and that's not it. Also, I'm trying to network two Vista Home Premium
> > computers, so I'm not sure that the XP references will address the
> > problem.
> > Any other tips?
> >
> > "Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> >
> >> I would check the permission first. Or this search result may help.
> >>
> >> Networking between Vista and othersNetworking between Vista and other
> >> Windows OS Can't access XP with error 0x80070005 · Vista can ping XP but
> >> see
> >> it because of no LLTD installed ...
> >> www.chicagotech.net/vista/vista&others.htm
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> >> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
> >> http://www.ChicagoTech.net
> >> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
> >> http://www.HowToNetworking.com
> >> "Geoff" <Geoff@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:7839BD17-716E-4AF3-9C91-9B83EFD428DF@microsoft.com...
> >> > I've run into a very frustrating problem (as if they all aren't...). I
> >> > have
> >> > two Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 desktops that are connected to the
> >> > same
> >> > network and workgroup (Private), and I'd like to be able to share files
> >> > between the two. Ultimately I'd like to map the network drives so that
> >> > it's
> >> > fairly seamless between the two.
> >> >
> >> > I've been able to create a mapped network drive from machine A to
> >> > machine
> >> > B,
> >> > but have been unable map a drive from machine B to machine A. I'm able
> >> > to
> >> > browse the network from machine B and can see machine A (called
> >> > "Main"),
> >> > but
> >> > when I try to connect I get the following error:
> >> >
> >> > Windows cannot access \\MAIN
> >> > Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem
> >> > with
> >> > your network. To try to identify the problem, click diagnose.
> >> > Error code 0x80070005
> >> >
> >> > The spelling is correct -- I've checked numerous times.
> >> >
> >> > When i click on diagnose, Windows isn't able to find anything wrong and
> >> > shoots off a note to the MS team.
> >> >
> >> > I've gone through all of the steps possible -- searched the MS site and
> >> > other areas -- and have covered everything. I've diabled firewalls on
> >> > both
> >> > computers and removed AVG on both as well (with my Internet access off,
> >> > of
> >> > course). Any recommendations short of a reinstall on machine A?
> >>
> >>
>
>
 
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