The specified network name is no longer available


PDQ Deploy or PDQ Inventory reports "The specified network name is no longer available" when deploying and scanning to computers.


This is a generic Windows\SMB error that means an SMB connection to the computer failed.

Some of the possible causes are:

  • Masking other errors, such as the Kerberos "The target account name is incorrect".
  • The Server service on the target computer is having issues or not running.
  • SMB protocol negotiation failed due to misconfiguration or it was blocked.
  • Stale/incorrect DNS records

See Also

Article - Kerberos: The target account name is incorrect

Article - Firewall Ports and External Exceptions

Web - Microsoft how to troubleshoot SMB connections

Web - Microsoft how to detect, disable, and enable SMB versions

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