net use; system error 53

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Dipesh_Sharma, May 24, 2010.

  1. Hi All,
    I am not able to map my shared drive on Windows XP system with server with
    net use command. On running it gave following error:
    **c:\>net use j: \\10.48.xx.xx\e$
    **System error 53 has occurred. The network path was not found.
    i am not sure what's happening, as i am able to ping my system & able to
    connect with it through ultra VNC. Please help me in resolving this issue.
    Thanks in advance.

    Kind Regards,
    Dipesh_Sharma, May 24, 2010
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  2. Hello Dipesh_Sharma,

    Which server versions is used? Maybe they have the admin$ share disabled.
    Are you able to connect to a shared folder on the same drive?
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], May 24, 2010
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  3. Hello Weber,

    Thanks for the reply, I am using Windows server 2003 and i am trying to map
    a folder shared on Windows XP.

    Kind Regards,
    Dipesh_Sharma, May 25, 2010
  4. Dipesh_Sharma

    Rob Guest

    Why do you try to use a hardcoded IP instead of the server name?
    Rob, May 25, 2010
  5. Temporarily disable the firewall on the XP box and see if the problem

    John John - MVP, May 25, 2010
  6. Hi Rob, we can specify either server name or its ip address to map the drive,
    so its not that we have to mention name only.
    Hi John, my firewall is already disabled, but still not able to map the drive.
    Hi Frankster i have not teested the manual version as my requirement was to
    map it remotely, but if you are suggesting i will try it also. But please
    suggest possible solution to map it remotely.

    Kind Regards,
    Dipesh_Sharma, May 27, 2010
  7. Hi Dipesh,
    Just to verify...
    1. On Start menu, click on Run and type \\servername\e$
    Are you able to open it?
    If not then verify that E drive is shared with name e$

    2. Check the Admins$ is enabled.

    Rahisuddin Shah, May 30, 2010
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