I've just moved in for a new job, so not much detail. My workstation runs Windows 7. We have a SharePoint 2007 server (Windows 2003) for development which fails to provide access via SMB administrative shares like \server\c$. I can use \mywin7\c$ backwards from a terminal session on that server.

Looking at the packets I see that the \server\share requests are handled by IIS 6 which renders http status 501 Not Implemented in response to PROPFIND verb WebDAV requests.

PROPFIND / HTTP/1.1 Connection: Keep-Alive User-Agent: Microsoft-WebDAV-MiniRedir/6.1.7600 Depth: 0 translate: f Content-Length: 0 Host: server

HTTP/1.1 501 Not Implemented Content-Length: 0 Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0 X-Powered-By: ASP.NET Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 08:03:25 GMT

How can I force the use of SMB over HTTP/WebDAV for such requests?

SMB Tree Connect AndX Request, Path: \host\c$

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It struck me that some of the services might be not running. I started the "Server" service using services.msc and UNC works again. So does the Visual Studio Remote Debugger. Hallelujah.


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