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“Network error” or “Filename not valid” error message when you access an NFS share from a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2

A hotfix is available for the following two issues.

Issue 1
Assume Assume that you try to use a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path to access a network file system (NFS) share from a computer that is running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

The NFS share is hosted on a UNIX-based NFS server. In this situation, you cannot access the NFS share. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

Network error

Issue 2
Assume that you use a UNC path to access an NFS share from a computer that is running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2.

The NFS share is hosted on a UNIX-based NFS server. However, when you try to save some files to the NFS share by using an application such as Notepad or Wordpad, you receive the following error message:

Filename not valid

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2675625.

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