Sunday, December 07, 2014

Target Name not Correct with Mapped Drive / Network Share

Problem: You are unable to access a network share or mapped drive and you are given the error that the target name is not correct.

Resolution:
0. Log out of Windows and log back in to make sure your credentials have not become invalid.
1. Make sure your DNS servers are set properly. If you are on a domain, check with your network admin, or use nslookup.
2. Go to a (elevated) command prompt and enter the command ipconfig /flushdns
3. Enter the command netsh interface ip delete arpcache
4. Enter the command nbtstat -RR
5. Restart the computer

The drive or share should now be accessible.

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