Access NAS server using Windows 2000 or 2003 server

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Q. How do I access NAS Server Using Windows 2000 / 2003 / Vista / 2008?

A. As I said earlier, Network Attached Storage (NAS) commonly used to store backup and other shared files over TCP/IP network. Use following instructions to configure windows 2000 or 2003 server client:


Using Windows Explorer

  1. Open MS-Windows Explorer.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Map Network Drive.
  3. Select a drive letter in the Drive box
  4. In the Folder box, type the UNC path for the NAS server (\\server name\share) i.e.
  5. place \\\sharename
  6. Click the “Reconnect at logon” checkbox.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Login to the share with the username and password
  9. Click OK.

Using Windows command line

  1. You can use the net command to map or disconnect a drive.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. Type cmd in open box
  4. At c:> type following command:

c:> net use z: \\\sharenameMow access NAS using z:.

To disconnect a mapped drive from command line

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type cmd in open box
  3. At c:> type following command:

c:> net use z: /delete

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Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.