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I am getting a Error while accessing the share of one of the windows 2003 server. The error says "The network path was not found" even if the server is up and I am able to ping that also.

What could be wrong with that server ?

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are you a network user of the server? do you have permission to access the network path? Can you ping the server both by name and IP Address? Does the server have a firewall enabled? – JamesK Aug 12 '10 at 7:52
totally agree with your comment James. Was about to suggest similar initial steps – Tim Alexander Aug 12 '10 at 9:14
Thanks a lot guys for you comments.Following are my findings - 1. i am not able to access network path 2. I am able to ping the server both by IPaddress and name 3. firewall is disable. Please suggets – vikram Aug 12 '10 at 9:57

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Try to telnet *server_name_or_ip* 445 in a dos prompt. If you get something else than a full black screen it probably means that either sharing is not setup correctly on the server or a firewall is blocking you

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Thanks a lot for your reply. While I am trying to use the process told by you..The error coming in cmd prompt is..Could not open connection to the host , on port 445 : Connection failed. Please suggest or share some links to trouble shoot this error – vikram Aug 12 '10 at 9:13
try to do telnet 445 on the server itself, if it's not working, I guess there is a setup problem on the server (and here i can't help more), if it's working it's probably a firewall problem – radius Aug 12 '10 at 11:40
Yes telnet on that server itself is working fine. Is there anything else which I can check – vikram Aug 13 '10 at 4:44
Check for firewall on both computer and on the network path – radius Aug 13 '10 at 5:53
firewall is also disabled – vikram Aug 13 '10 at 10:31

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