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Microsoft KB Archive/105491

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Cannot Connect if Share Name is Longer than 17 Characters

Article ID: 105491

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1



This article was previously published under Q105491


SYMPTOMS

You cannot connect to servers whose share names are more than 17 characters. For example:

net use lpt1: \\nine56789\nine56789


However, the following command does work:

net use lpt1: \\nine56789\eight678


STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. This problem was corrected in the latest U.S. Service Pack for Windows NT and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. For information on obtaining the Service Pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):

S E R V P A C K



Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: kbnetwork KB105491