Error message when you try to access a UNC Path of a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or in SharePoint Server 2007 if no site collection is mapped to the root of the web application: "The network path was not found"

Article ID: 2012229 - View products that this article applies to.
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Symptoms

You try to map a Sharepoint document library as a network drive by using the following command:
NET USE * \\http://Servername/Doclib

Result:
You get the following error message:
"The network path was not found."

Cause

This error will be presented if there is no site collection mapped to the root of the web application.

More Information

Create a site collection on the root of the web application and apply a template to the site collection.
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Article ID: 2012229 - Last Review: January 4, 2010 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Keywords: 
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