using Network name for local PC

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Imad Koussa, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Imad Koussa

    Imad Koussa Guest

    Hi all,
    I am running an application that is configured to use the local PC network
    name in its environment settings e.g. \\mycomputer\myfolder... where
    mycomputer is the name of my local PC on the network. The application runs
    fine when I am connected to the network but fails when I am not although I
    don't really use any network data. I need to keep this setup for other users
    though. This is due to the fact that I cannot access any folder on my local
    PC via my network place when I am not connected.
    I thought that this was a windows limitation (I am running windows XP
    Professional edition SP2). However, recently, I have come accross a PC that
    could access the network place folder although the network cable is
    disconnected. How could I achieve the same functionality on my PC?
    Thanks
     
    Imad Koussa, Mar 13, 2006
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  2. If you enable file sharing, you should be able to access the network place. or try this net use \\mycomputer\myfolder

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    Hi all,
    I am running an application that is configured to use the local PC network
    name in its environment settings e.g. \\mycomputer\myfolder... where
    mycomputer is the name of my local PC on the network. The application runs
    fine when I am connected to the network but fails when I am not although I
    don't really use any network data. I need to keep this setup for other users
    though. This is due to the fact that I cannot access any folder on my local
    PC via my network place when I am not connected.
    I thought that this was a windows limitation (I am running windows XP
    Professional edition SP2). However, recently, I have come accross a PC that
    could access the network place folder although the network cable is
    disconnected. How could I achieve the same functionality on my PC?
    Thanks
     
    Robert L [MS-MVP], Mar 13, 2006
    #2
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  3. Imad Koussa

    Imad Koussa Guest

    File sharing is always enabled (otherwise the application would not run for other users). I tried the net use command but it fails.
    For precision sake, I can actually access the network place but when I eventually click on any shared folder I get the message that "the network resource is not accessible...". Also, please note that, when I am on the network, my PC is a member of a domain.
    Thanks for your feedback
    If you enable file sharing, you should be able to access the network place. or try this net use \\mycomputer\myfolder

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    Hi all,
    I am running an application that is configured to use the local PC network
    name in its environment settings e.g. \\mycomputer\myfolder... where
    mycomputer is the name of my local PC on the network. The application runs
    fine when I am connected to the network but fails when I am not although I
    don't really use any network data. I need to keep this setup for other users
    though. This is due to the fact that I cannot access any folder on my local
    PC via my network place when I am not connected.
    I thought that this was a windows limitation (I am running windows XP
    Professional edition SP2). However, recently, I have come accross a PC that
    could access the network place folder although the network cable is
    disconnected. How could I achieve the same functionality on my PC?
    Thanks
     
    Imad Koussa, Mar 21, 2006
    #3
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