Error Code  80070043 – The network NAME cannot be found

Troubleshooting Code 80070043 – The network name cannot be found

Watch out for the backslash.

Introduction to Error Code  Error 80070043

This error, code 80070043 occurs when you try to map a network drive with a VBScript.  A wild guess: you have mistyped the name of your share name.

The Symptoms You Get 80070043Code 80070043 Error The network name cannot be found

The script does not map the network drive as you had hoped, instead you get a Windows Script Host error message, see diagram.

Note: This is similar to: 800704CF – No network provider.  The difference is that error 80070043 indicates a problem with share, while 800704CF means there is a problem with the server name.

The Cause of Code 80070043  

As ever, check the line number referenced by the error message.  Perhaps the most common error is a missing backslash ‘/’.   For example,
strRemotePath = "\\Bigserver\APPS"  instead of
strRemotePath = "\\Bigserver\APPS\"  Extra material kindly send in by Jamie T.

Another possibility is that you trying to map a network drive and you have misspelt the share name.  The source of the error is WSH.MapNetworkDrive which gives us a big clue where to look for the error. 

Mistyping server names gives a slightly different error. (No network provider could accept the given path)

The Solutions to The network name cannot be forund

Double check the share names with the actual name in your script.  Open a command prompt and type net view.  Alternatively, it could be the server name which is incorrect in which case you could launch the Run dialog box and type \\ server.

Check this section for examples of MapNetworkDrive

Example 1 of Code 80070043 Script

This is a complicated example because the error is reported on line 17.  On close inspection you can see that the variable RemotePath2 was set earlier in the script and that homf is likely to by a typo for home.

‘VBScript 80070043
‘Map Network Drive

‘on error resume next
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set Network1 = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set Network2 = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")

DriveLetter1 = "v:"
DriveLetter2 = "u:"

RemotePath2 = "\\alan\homf"
RemotePath1 = "\\alan\ezine7"

Network1.MapNetworkDrive DriveLetter1, RemotePath1
Network2.MapNetworkDrive DriveLetter2, RemotePath2

‘WshShell.PopUp "Drive " & DriveLetter & " connected successfully."

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Example 2 of Code 80070043 – Kindly sent in by Jamie T.

‘VBScript 80070043
‘Map Network Drive

Option Explicit
Dim objNetwork
Dim strDriveLetter1, strRemotePath1, strDriveLetter2
Dim  strRemotePath2, strDriveLetter3, strRemotePath3

strDriveLetter1 = "X:"
strRemotePath1 = "\\Bigserver\APPS\"
strDriveLetter2 = "Y:"
strRemotePath2 = "\\Bigserver\NAS\Shared\"
strDriveLetter3 = "Z:"
strRemotePath3 = "\\Bigserver\NAS\Erin\"

Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive strDriveLetter1, strRemotePath1
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive strDriveLetter2, strRemotePath2
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive strDriveLetter3, strRemotePath3

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