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25Apr/140

Could not access network shares in Windows 7

A user at work called saying they could not access any network shares.  He could ping them but not browse them.  After confirming he could not browse any network shares I opened up the command prompt and tried to run net use to see what connections there were.  It displayed the following error...

> net use
> System error 50 has occurred
> The request is not supported.

After some Googling I discovered there was an issue with a few registry keys.  There was 2 leading comma's in the below registry keys.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\NetworkProvider\HwOrder
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\NetworkProvider\Order

leadingcommas
I deleted the 2 comma's and it started working.

removedcommas