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Issue: Network mapped drives that were “working just fine yesterday” are no longer available, but directly connecting to \server\share works just fine. Net Use commands don’t work, and the error “The drive could not be mapped because no network was found” is given in Windows shell or DOS commands.
Possible Solution: Workstation service not running. Started it, and drive mappings work again.
Aliens, man, aliens.
I’d put this out there as a reply on one of the boards out there, but I have to sign up to reply, so I’ll just reply here.
First hit for this error, when pasted into Google in quotes, is this one, which sadly, has only one reply (are your NIC drivers working?)
Hope this helps someone out there some day.