Windows 10: Using the network resources with the Windows 10 v1703 DVD

  1.    11 Jul 2017 #1

    Using the network resources with the Windows 10 v1703 DVD


    Using the Command Prompt of Windows 10 v1703 DVD, how do I access network resources?

    For example, I tried to use the "net view" command, but Windows PE writes "Service Not Started". Why?


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  2.    11 Jul 2017 #2

    What exactly do you want to do?
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  3.    12 Jul 2017 #3

    Samuria said: View Post
    What exactly do you want to do?
    Simple, I would like to access the shared folders of a network using Windows PE that is contained in the Windows 10 v1703 DVD.

    So, how do I do this?


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  4.    13 Jul 2017 #4

    I noticed that if I run the "startnet.cmd" script, Windows PE activates the network components. Right?

    Now, when I type "net view", the networked computers are not shown because they do not belong to the same workgroup.

    Then, in Windows PE, how do I display the name of the workgroup on a network so that I can change in this mini-OS?

    It is also possible to view and write access to shared folders on a network even if the its workgroup is different than Windows PE? If so, how can I do it?


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       13 Jul 2017 #5

    • Run startnet.cmd which in its turn runs wpeinit command
    • Access network share with net use W: \\IP-Address\ShareName

    This gives you access to a network share.

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    • You need to use IP address of target machine instead of PC name. If target machine where the share Downloads is located is W10PC-01 and its IP address is, share access fails using \\W10PC-01\Downloads, but will be granted using \\\Downloads
    • NET VIEW will not work, you can only access specific shares as told above

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