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Network shares disconnect on domain

By mlalich ·
Here is what's happening.

Computers involved:
Server 2003 Enterprise Edition R2
WinXP Pro SP2 desktop
WinXP Pro SP2 laptop

Networking equipment:
Linksys Router

Network connectivity is fine as I can ping all systems and can browse the internet normally.

The router runs DHCP and the server is a Domain Controller. The server has several shared folders. When I log in to a workstation as a standard domain user, I can browse through the domain and see all connected computers, but when I try and browse the domain contoller for shared resources I'm prompted for a username and password. The only username/password that works is the Admin. The user I tried to browse with is in Active directory along with in the permissions of the shared folder. Now like I said I can browse the DC with the Admin account and map the drive, but upon rebooting the workstation the map shows up as disconnected as the share was created with the Admin account and the actual user account isn't being accepted. The exact error I'm recieving if I attempt to log in as anything but the Admin is as follows "The user name you typed is the same as the user name you logged in with. The user name has already been tried. A domain controller can not be found to verify that user name." When I try to access the shared drive if it's been disconnected, I get an error that says "The system detected a possible attempt to comprimise security. Please ensure that you can contact the server that authenticated you."

What the heck is happening?? I've never had this problem before. I currently only have specific users able to access the share and have completely deleated everyone, but I'm considering adding everyone back as just read and see what happens. Please though give me some input!!

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by lowlands In reply to Network shares disconnect ...

make sure your user are defined in the security (permissions) for the share as well as in the NTFS permissions for the folders your are sharing.

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by 3xp3rt In reply to Network shares disconnect ...

Is not enough to share a folder. You must go to that folder?s properties, and select security, add users or security groups, and allow permissions.

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by heml0ck In reply to Network shares disconnect ...

Usually, only domain admins are allowed to access the DC from the network.
You may need to edit the local security policy to allow all users to access the DC.
Lastly add the domain user to the administrators group and see if the problem continues.

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by CG IT In reply to Network shares disconnect ...

sounds like the workstations are not actually logged on to the domain [log on locally] and the user accounts being used are local machine accounts.

On the XP machines log on screen options are the users logging on to the domain [netbios domain name is listed] or local machine? local machine accounts are not the same as domain user accounts.

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by mlalich In reply to Network shares disconnect ...

Well I messed with permissions. Got rid of the everyone group and added my home users to a home user group, made that group owners of the share and added it to the permissions along with the users. It's working now, strange though as before 2003 R2 I NEVER had to go through so many hoops to get sharing to work. Don't get me wrong I guess this more intricate way of sharing folders is a better security feature, I just think it could be simpler.

Thanks for all your help!!

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by myrick_0619 In reply to Network shares disconnect ...

Pls Check ur security settings or permissions.

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