Unable to map a SharePoint site as a network drive

I am running WSS 3 on a Windows Server 2008 and want to map my site from ie Word or the explorer. But I get the message “Network path not found”:

Or if I try to map to it or if I run “Net use” from inside the command prompt. I get the following message:

“C:Userslise.rasmussen>net use x: http://xxx.com/Shared%20Documents/
Enter the user name for ‘xxx.com’: domainloginname
Enter the password for xxx.com:
System error 67 has occurred.
The network name cannot be found.”

So I cannot open my site directly from the Explorer (via Map Network drive) cause then I get this message (“The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another”):

Or in Explorer View from SharePoint, then I get this message (“Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer”, and yes it is from the client, not the server):


I run a Windows Vista client, and the client service is installed. And one more thing, if I open a document from the site I get THREE login prompts before I can open the document. I can only press Esc but… how irritating isn’t that!!

The Desktop Experience is installed on the server, as well as WebDAV and it is rebooted. I also checked that the AAM is correct and can be reached from the server, check to that 🙂

Some blogs suggest that you update the Web Folders, but that are for really old browsers and stuff… Don’t want to do that this early. That will have to be a backup plan..

I googled it many times but have not found a solution that works for me…

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Anonymous
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Hi Lise,
Full disclosure: I work for South River Technologies, the developers of this software. WebDrive enables you to map drive letters to Sharepoint, Amazon S3, FTP, SFTP and WebDAV servers. It's simple to set up, and it supports Windows XP, Vista and Windows7.
http://www.southrivertech.com/products/webdrive/sharepoint_client.html

Hope this helps.

Lise
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Hi Marcel!
No I did not. But after the server was reinstalled with win 2008 R2 it disappeared.

I found an article which pretty much described my issue and has a possible solution:

http://lambertqin.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!E93C48B467E6B3E1!1480.entry

Good luck!
/Lise

mkraus81
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I have the same problem.
Do you find a solution?

regards
marcel

Paul Henry
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restarting the WebClient Service worked for me