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Windows 7 cannot access network shares via DFS namespace

Feb 28

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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:40:05 GMT  RssIcon

You may experience a problem trying to map network drive or browse a DFS name space from a Windows 7 Client. It appears that this problem is becoming more and more common so we decided to tackle it here.

Try this quick registry fix 

Difficulty: Moderate\Easy.

Warnings: Be careful of any changes you make in the Windows Registry - tinkering without a good understanding of the registry can cause serious harm to your PC

1. Click 'Start' and Type Run

2. In the Run 'Open' box type Regedit to open the windows registry.

3. Navigate to the following registry folder:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CurrentControlSet -> Services -> Mup -> Parameters

4. Right Click in the right hand pane and Select New -> DWORD (32 Bit) Value

5. Give it the following name: EnableDfsLoopbackTargets

6. Modify the newly created DWORD by right clicking it and selecting Modify or giving it a double left click

7. Enter 1 and click OK

8. Close the Registry and Reboot Windows

If you have any problems following the above steps or the problem persists after successfully completing all the solutions please do not hesitate to Contact Us and one of our engineers will be happy to help.

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