SharePoint 2013 Design Manager – Cannot Map Network Drive in Windows Server 2008/2012?
I was trying to map Master Page Gallery as a network drive from Windows Server 2008 R2 but got this error message:
“Network Error: Windows cannot access <URL>. Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose. Error code: 0x80070043. The network name cannot be found.
This is due to: the “Desktop Experience” feature not being enabled on Windows Servers by default. To resolve this error, follow these steps:
- Open Server Manager in Windows Server
- Click on the “Features” node and then click on the “Add Feature” link.
- Select “Desktop Experience” and click Next >> Next >>Install to complete the wizard.
Once rebooted, I could map my SharePoint 2013 master pages gallery to network drive successfully!