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Problem with Network File Folders

  Asked By: Ernest    Date: Jul 18    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 948

I am working on an SPS 2003 installation at a client site. I am having an issue where I cannot create a network place to the server running sharepoint.

I have tried a variety of ways of specifying the network address that I want to use, including:

http://, with the IP address
http://, with the machine name

For each of these methods, I get an alert box saying, “The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another.”

Does anyone have any ideas what the problem might be?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Donnie Drake     Answered On: Jul 18

Make sure that the webclient service is running

Answer #2    Answered By: Nathaniel Henderson     Answered On: Jul 18

Well that got me there. Thanks.

Now I have a followup question.

When I have created network  connections to SPS server in the past, I could create one to http://machinename/sites/, and I would get a folder that displays a hierarchical map of all of the areas in the portal, thus allowing me to navigate to the appropriate document library, without having to know whether the area was in C1, C2, etc.

However, on this machine, when I create the network connection, it just shows me a blank folder. Is there something else that I should be installing to get the view described above.

Answer #3    Answered By: Tanner Moss     Answered On: Jul 18

You need to connect to http://machinename

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