Monday, June 20, 2011

Error 53: When trying to map to server using net use

You receive "status 53" when running net view or net use to attach or map to a Windows server.

eg. You type the command:
C:\>net view \\server


Shared resources on \\server

Share Name Type Used as Comment
Command failed: status 53

Your Windows Server you are trying to connect to does not have any WINS addresses entries listed in Advanced TCP/IP Settings. Add at least one entry and apply settings.

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