How to map Network Disk in Windows 7 error – SOLVED

Get Error when try to create Network Disk in Windows 7.
When I tried to use in command line: net use z: \\somesharename
I got some error like this:
The Workstation Service Has Not Been Started” Net HELPMSG 2138

I have checked all services include LanmanServer and LanmanWorkstation,all this services have been  started and working properly.

I have tried restart OS,but it didn’t help.

How I solved this issue.


1.I have checked and compared settings HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\NetworkProvider on PC with problem and PC without the problem both of them with Win7.And I saw different registry settings.
2.I have imported registry settings from PC without problem to PC with problem,what settings was import you can see below.

Old registry folder I previously renamed  to “NetworkProvider_”.


Instance of properly working registry settings with right settings:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




4 thoughts on “How to map Network Disk in Windows 7 error – SOLVED

  1. Fabrice

    That solved my problem !
    Registry settings were wrong.
    Great job !

    Thanks a lot !

  2. Klaus

    Happened to me on a Windows 10 box after Windows Updates. Fixed thanks to this thread.


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