How to use the net view
command to view a list of computer or network resources
The net view
command is ever useful network troubleshooting
utility. You can use it to displays a list of domains, computers, or shared
resources available on a specific computer.
To list all shared resources on a domain or workgroup, at the command
prompt, type net view.
To display the shared resources on a computer, do net view \\ComputerName
where ComputerName is the name of a specific computer whose
resources you want to view.
When using net view, you may see different
messages. The following are some of them and resolutions.
Symptom: net view ip successful but not net
Resolutions: 1) name resolution. 2) cache
credential - net use \\computername
/user:username. 3) make sure the remote computer is in the same workgroup or
Symptom: If you can net use
\\ip but not net use
Resolutions: you may just need to cache the
credential pointing to the computername by using net net use
\\computername /user:username command.
Symptom: There are no entries in the list.
Resolution: this is because no shared drive or
folder. Go to a folder you want to share, right-click>sharing and select
System error 5: access is denied.
Resolutions:1) check permission or 2) need to
cache credential: logon the same username and password on both computers or
use net net use \\computername
System error 51 has occurred. Windows cannot
find the network path. Verify that the network path is correct and the
destination computer is not busy or turned off. If windows still cannot find
the network path, contact your network administrator.
Resolution: enable file and printer sharing.