Discovery fails with 'Network Path Not Found'

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This article discusses a "Network Path not found " error returned during the inventory process:




This error is likely to occur if the Remote Registry Service has not been started or if the Administrative shares (i.e. \\<server>\c$ and \\<server>\admin$ ) are not enabled on the server being discovered.

To resolve the issue, restart the Remote Registry Service, ensure that File and Print Sharing is enabled on the machine being discovered and ensure that the Administrative shares are enabled on the server being discovered.  For more information on how to enable Administrative shares, please see Microsoft KB Article 842715.