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Can't access n/w shared folder on domain

By tamanna ·
A Domain controller is running on 2003 server. among 20 networked computers there is only one computer under domain which I can ping from all other computers by name and ip both, but cant access its shared folders when run "\\computername", or try to map it.

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by Neil Cotton In reply to Can't access n/w shared f ...

if you just use \\computername, do you see the folder, and just can't access it, or can you not see the folder at all? Or will it time out as unreachable?

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by tamanna In reply to

Yes I can see the computername, but cant see the shared folders in it. Error coming.."The Network path was not found".

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by rickrbyrne In reply to Can't access n/w shared f ...

What Operating System are you running? If it is XP are you sure that you have it share correctly. To share a Folder under XP Pro you need to right click on the folder you wish to share. Select Sharing and security, now select the option to share this folder. Put in a descriptive name for the share and make sure there is not $ sign in the name cause this would cause the folder to be hidden and only accessed by \\computername\foldername$. Now select permissions and give everyone full access. The reason were giving everyone full access share permissions is because XP or 2000 or 2003 always selects the least permission for any user accessing that share. So if you gave everyone share permissions of only read, no matter what there NTFS permissions are they will only have read. So we give everyone full access, now we select the security tab and select the users you want to access the share, by using NTFS permissions to handle the share you have much more control. If all of this is done correctly you should have no problems accessing that share from any computer in your domain. As long as they have permissions to do so. Now if you have Windows 98 you have to install file and print sharing, then give permissions on the share, but you can't assign NTFS permissions because Win 98 does not support that file system.

I hope that could help.
Rick

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by tamanna In reply to

Operating System is XP professional. I have done all, but still not working

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by Neil Cotton In reply to Can't access n/w shared f ...

Is the problem, an Folder Access Problem...or a Network Access Problem in Explorer?

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by tamanna In reply to

I think its a network access problem. bcs error coming..."The Network path was not found". I can see the computername, but cant see the shared folders in it.

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by madhur.agarwal In reply to Can't access n/w shared f ...

Tamanna,

Are you now able to access shared folders now?
As i am facing the same problem.

Have submit my question too.

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