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How to install "net use"

Last response: in Networking
September 16, 2012 4:18:58 PM

what network software needs to be installed in order to use the dos command "net use",


More about : install net

September 16, 2012 4:22:50 PM

Nothing needs to be installed, it's built in. "net use" is available from the "Run" line or a command line session.
September 16, 2012 4:28:19 PM

My wife's HP laptop (a few years old) does not recognize the "net" command!! She is running Win XP-3..
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September 16, 2012 4:32:42 PM

Define "not recognized". What is the specific command line used and what specific error message is displayed?
September 16, 2012 4:42:29 PM

"net" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
September 16, 2012 4:49:25 PM

Open a command line window.

Type "echo %path%"

What is the exact output?
September 16, 2012 4:54:35 PM

C:\Documents and Settings\JimTrahan\Start Menu>xc

C:\>echo %path%
C:\WINDOWS2\system32;C:\WINDOWS2;C:\WINDOWS2\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files\Comm
on Files\Roxio Shared\DLLShared\;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\
DLLShared\;D:\Batch;D:\Cobol\exedll;C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeepe
Shell\v1.0;C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem\;D:\BATCH;D:\COBOL\EXEDLL;D:\PKWA

September 16, 2012 4:57:06 PM

What's with the WINDOWS2 directory?
September 16, 2012 5:06:06 PM

sorry, I was at wrong latop, here is correct info,

C:\>net use
'net' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\>echo %path%
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C
:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control
Panel;D:\Cobol\Exedll;D:\JTDir;C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\;C:\
Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem\;C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0;C:\W
INDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Sh
ared\Windows Live

September 16, 2012 5:13:53 PM

"C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;" should be at the start of the path. Everything else comes after.

What is the output of: "dir c:\windows\system32\net.*"

September 16, 2012 5:15:34 PM

C:\>cd windows

C:\WINDOWS>cd system32

C:\WINDOWS\system32>dir net.*
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 0E20-48CE

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32

08/04/2004 03:00 AM 102,446 net.hlp
1 File(s) 102,446 bytes
0 Dir(s) 10,272,546,816 bytes free

September 16, 2012 5:31:24 PM

laptop with problem has win-xp pro/sp3, can i copy the net.exe from a win-xp home/sp3 to the win-xp pro laptop??
September 16, 2012 5:36:23 PM

You could, but I think you might be finding more system files missing or corrupt. Get a hold of a CD that matches what's installed (Home for Home, Pro for Pro, service pack level must match), put it in the CD/DVD drive, and run "sfc /scannow" It'll replace missing or corrupt files.
September 16, 2012 5:41:30 PM

ok, thanks, Im not at home location, will not have access to cd/dvd until i return. But thanks for your help/time!!