"The network path was not found" error message when you start a LDAP-related application in Windows Server 2008 R2

KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2619880


Consider the following scenario:

  • You install the Remote Desktop Session Host role service on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • You enable Remote Desktop IP Virtualization on the computer.
  • You try to start a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)-related application or LDAP-related service on the computer.

In this scenario, you cannot start the application or service, and you receive the following error message:

The network path was not found

Here are some sample LDAP-related applications that are affected by the issue:

Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in

Active Directory Domain and Trusts MMC snap-in

Active Directory Sites and Services MMC snap-in

ADSI Edit MMC snap-in

Group Policy Management MMC snap-in

DHCP MMC snap-in


Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Administration Console

Authorization Manager (AzMan)

Comments (4)

  1. MaxSteel says:

    Goto Services Choose TCP/IP NetBios Helper  goto properties select Logon

    Click on names enter local service remove both passwords and apply.

    goto General tab and start..

    good luck

  2. nnsense says:

    Thanks, MaxSteel!! Your solution was the right one for me, many, many thanks!!