So if I understand correctly…
- You have created “shares” using iSeries Navigator?
(i.e. a share named “root” for the / directory, a share named “test” for /home/jdoe/test, and so on)
- And using “net use X: \QS6555A8Aroot” or “net use Z: \QS6555A8Atest” in a DOS box on a client PC doesn’t work?
Very strange indeed.
The assertion you made was <i>”The iSeries Netserver is correctly configured.”</i>
How can you possibly know that, especially if you can’t map drives…? I’d say that that’s a pretty obvious indication that NetServer is <b>not</b> configured correctly.
First thing I’d guess is that your TCP/IP configuration is wrong. And when you correct that, I’d expect that NetServer configuration is wrong — you say you have shares, but what are you “sharing” with if you don’t have a Windows network? You can’t just share to… nothing… out the ethernet card. I’d guess that the domain info doesn’t match properly with the Windows PCs (which clearly aren’t in any domain at all). Workgroup sharing can work if everything matches up, but it’s almost certain that it since you can’t map drives.
Post your TCP/IP interfaces, the host table entry for your AS/400 and the host/domain configuration. (From CFGTCP options 1, 10 and 12.) When those are correct, we can set NetServer. (At least 95% of TCP/IP on all systems I’ve seen in the past 15 years are not correct.)