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issue with UNC \\server\share

Q: issue with UNC \\server\share

unable to browse to any server/workstation using UNC names after virus

removed all infected files, virusues dlls exes ect....

check the gpo and reg there is no disabled rights

sfc finished>reboot

even ran a script to edit the regitstry to clean up rights ( as per microsoft )

cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose


from there checked all services, everything is running
masterbrowser, everything

however getting GPO errors

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1030
Date: 9/3/2008
Time: 3:48:32 PM
User: *******
Computer: *********
Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy objects. A message that describes the reason for this was previously logged by the policy engine.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp." target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp." target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1030
Date: 9/3/2008
Time: 3:46:38 PM
User: ********
Computer: *********
Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy objects. A message that describes the reason for this was previously logged by the policy engine.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1058
Date: 9/3/2008
Time: 3:46:38 PM
User: ********
Computer: ********
Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO CN={31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=***,DC=local. The file must be present at the location <\\***.local\sysvol\***.local\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\gpt.ini>. (Incorrect function. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



O: \\server\share.... IT WORKS!!!!

Issue is that a application( accounting ) uses the UNC name to connect to the database on the server.... so of course if the computer cant resolve the unc the application also wont..

any help would be great!

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The following Structure is a representation;
SRV1 - IP - FQDN SRV1.DOM.LOCAL - File Share 'FLDR1' / USR1<ReadOnly>

SRV1 has a folder, FLDR1, being shared for read only access to user USR1.

PC1 and PC2 logged on as Domain User USR1.
PC1 is able to connect to SRV1 to see and look in FLDR1.
PC2 is unable to connect to SRV1 to see and look in FLDR1.
Now there are multiple means of connecting to SRV1 to see the share FLDR1.

The following connections were done in combination with the following methods;
Method 1 - via logged on Domain User CMD Prompt with 'NET VIEW'.
Method 2 - via logged on Domain Administrator CMD Prompt with 'NET VIEW'.
Method 3 - via logged on Domain User Explorer Window.
Method 4 - via logged on Domain Administrator Explorer Window.

Connection 1 - via Server Name.
Connection 2 - via Server IP Address.
Connection 3 - via Server Fully Qualified Domain Name.

Now that the stage is set, going to the fun part...

Testing from both PC1 and PC2...
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 2 - Success
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 3 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 2 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 3 - Success
PC1 : Method 3 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 3 - Connection 2 - Success
PC1 : Method 3 - Connection... Read more

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Hi Team,

First i will give you a brief run down of our set-up. We are running a server 2003 AD enviroment (with mainly win xp clients at this point.) but we also have an old server 2000 that is running some file shares.

we have two win 7 laptops within our enviroment (one with the CEO and one with the CFO) and one of them is able to connect to the specific drive. the drive location is a mapped network drive and when he logs into the network he can see the 'map' ie "share on \\server2000" but all the folders have a grey 'x' over them and when he tries to open them he gets a error: "network drive location is not availible"

A:Win 7 & server 2000 share issue

<BUMP> trying to keep open for solutions please.

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Hello all,

Over the weekend it seems that one of my Windows 7 computers here where I work lost connectivity with our file server.

Windows 7 Home Premium
Pentium Dual Core

Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64
Intel Core 2 Duo

It never had issues connecting with the share before now. Now every time I try to connect it to the share, it tells me that the password for the account is invalid. As the account for the workstation had no encrypted or protected files on the server, I just went and reset the password to make sure it hadnt gotten changed some how. This however did not fix the issue. The computer is able to access the internet and see that the server indeed exists on the network, but for what ever reason is not able to access the share any longer.

Any ideas?

A:Issue Accessing Share On Windows Server 2003 R2 x64

Really? No one has any clues at all?

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W2K domain issue:

users can delete files from
\\server.domain.local\data$\folder​but can't delete files from the
The server is my domain controller.

When I redirect the "my documents"-folder to \\server.domain.local\data$ , it appears as \\server\data$ in the adress bar, so users can create files but not delete them.

A:Difference between \\server\share and \\server.domain.local\share?

It seems i mapped the driver to \\server.domain.loc\data$ when it can't find it, the computer seems to revert to \\server\data$
Windows is a funny OS.

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I've run into an issue several times when trying to copy an entire share from one server to another. In this case, it happens to be from a Mac to a Windows server (just in case that's relative to the problem). The command I was using is:

robocopy \\MacDASD\Boards \\SRVRWIN78\Boards /S /FFT /XJ /R:1 /W:5 /V /TS /TEE /L

This runs fine, showing all the files and subfolders from the Mac's 'Boards' share that would have been copied. However, once the '/L' is removed to actually run the command I get 'ERROR 2 (0x00000002) Accessing Source Directory \\MacDASD\Boards. Running Robocopy for each of the subfolders under the 'Boards' share, however, works fine. It seems it just can't do the entire share at once. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Robocopying an entire share from server to server gets error 2

A quick search indicates error 2 could be:
- Some Extra files or directories were detected. Examine the output log.
- The system cannot find the file specified.

You could try to increase the retry parameter from /R:1 to a higher value.

I also found this but I don't know if it's correct or not, nor if error, exit codes and errorlevel are equal values:
Note also that bit 0x02 simply indicates that there are files at the destination that are not present at the source. This will happen if the /E switch is used and files have been deleted from the source since a previous copy was taken. It should not happen if the /MIR switch is used because that should delete files at the destination to mirror the source (but I haven't tested this).
Getting ROBOCOPY to return a "proper" exit code? - Super User

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Red Shield - IE Enhanced Security Configuration for Administrators
Amber Shield - IE Enhanced Security Configuration for Non-Administrators
Green Shield - IE Zones
When I click on the how to correct this it takes me to a Windows 2003 page not 2012 for the first issue

And page does not exist for the second issue ?
Any ideas ?

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I've got a strange problem dealing with a 2012 R2 share.  We have a lab with 30 Windows 7 Enterprise workstations.  They all have the same desktop via a GPO applied folder redirection to a share on the above mentioned 2012 R2 server.  All
but 4 of them can connect and pull the desktop with the appropriate shortcuts, network folders, etc.

So the share permissions have no explicit denies.  In an effort to resolve this issue I've added both Everyone and Authenticated Users with Read permissions on top of the appropriate AD Group object that already had Read permissions and of
course SYSTEM and Domain Admins with Full Control.  The NTFS permissions have of course CREATOR OWNER, SYSTEM, and Domain Admins with Full Control.  The appropriate AD Group also has Read permissions.  No explicit NTFS denies either.

Using either the same account that belongs to the appropriate AD Group or my Domain Admin account (which doesn't have the redirected desktop) I can login to all workstations and all but the above mentioned four get the folder redirected desktop.
 When I authenticate with my DA account and try to connect to the share on those four computers I get the same error the user gets:

Network Error
Windows cannot access \\SERVER\Share$
You do not have permission to access \\SERVER\Share$.  Contact your network administrator to request access.

I think we've all seen this error before.  But I've only seen it associated w... Read more

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Hey guys, I have been wanting to create a massive offline storage space, something that is connected to a home network where all the devices connected to that network could access those files. Mainly I would like to accomplish this so I can back up all my movies onto my computer so that I can access them from all the devices in my house such as my home desktop, laptop, and ps3 creating a much more easier flowing home entertainment system. What are the best options to do this, as i would like to be able to use multiple 1tb hard drives. I would like to start with 4tb of space and expand from their as I have a lot of information plus well over 500 movies that i would like to upload.I was thinking of doing it all from my home desktop, but that limits how many hard drive i can have due to lack of sata ports. So let me know what you guys think the best way to do this would be.

A:offline share server

Sure, all you need to do is share the drive. Right-click on it in My Computer, select Properties. In the Sharing tab, select Advanced Sharing and give everyone Full Control (or whatever you want).

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Unable to share the Internet from the server

I'm using a hotspot and domain network. I have a problem with my server, or might be in my network configuration. The internet connection has stopped working in the connected computers and WI-FI connection.

Please help me, how to recover the connection.


A:Unable to share the Internet from the server

I've been suggested to turn off, and unplug the modem and firewall that im using, then wait for 20 or 10 seconds. I did it, but still the internet connection is only in the server, what should I do?

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We are running a Small Business 2003 server with Windows Office 2003. We are currently using the system with no problems however we would like to utilize the ability to access a master calendar and contacts. We have no idea how to do this. Is this in the realm of possibility?


A:Trying to share calendar and contacts thru server

Are you hosting an Exchange Server?
In any case, your answer can be found in this discussion: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/share.htm

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I need to share a window on my Windows 10 PC via VNC (to an Android device). UltraVNC says it can share a single window, but I can't get their VNC server to do this, only the entire Desktop.

Any suggestions for VNC servers that can share a single window?

[Reference to Android removed as not significant, and seemed to confuse]

A:VNC Server to Share Single Window?

You need to look in either in the VNC or Android forums. This is not a Windows issue.

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I am using a VPN connection from my Android phone to my home PC by using the "default" Windows 7 (Ultimate x64) VPN feature. The connection works fine, but when I connect with my phone running Android 2.3.6 to this VPN, I loose the Internet connection on my phone and am only able to access the home LAN. Since the Android client doesn't have much settings to configure in this area, I figured the solution to my problem would be if the VPN server could share it's Internet connection to the VPN.

Please how do I set this up on the server?


A:How to share server's internet connection to VPN?

android phone is wireless
home pc is wireless as well.

Why not simply buy a wireless router?

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Hey! Can any one help to share internet from server 2003

A:share internet from server 2003

welome to TSG
please do not add a question to someone else's existing question.
I have moved you question into networking - to a thread of its own

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I have a problem with local shares on a computer running Windows 2003 Enterprise Server. After restarting the server I often times lose the ability to access 2 specific shares, not only from workstations, but from the server itself. I can bring up all available shares through \\localhost\ but receive an access error when I attempt to open the 2 in question. The only temporary solution is to unshare the folder and then to share it again. The 2 folders affected have shares set up for 1 user each in an AD environment. The account I'm using to access the folders locally is a domain admin account. This has become rather bothersome because Outlook PST's for each of these users are located in their respective folders. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Win2K3 Server share problem

Are the shares mapped drives? Are quotas in play? What access error are you getting? Also there is 'share permissions' that have to be configured for it to work correctly?

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Am running NT4 Server as a file server in my office. Currently running a web ramp with 3 USR 56k modems for internet access thru my network switch.

I recently added a WinXP Pro client to my LAN. That client has a Direcway 2-way satellite connection thru the USB port. I unplugged the web ramp and enabled ICS on the XP client. Good news...everyone on the LAN could share the connectdion. Bad news...no one can see the file server. If I disable the direcway connection on the client, the server is visible.

Any way to share the internet connection on the XP Client without interfering with file server access?

A:NT Server trying to share an internet connection

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Hi all,

My os: windows 7, asus laptop

I have a laptop that was connected to a shared drive on a server 2003 box. Not using AD, just workgroups.

I have a user account setup on the server, and as I said, it was connected fine and worked for many months.

Now the connects was lost, so I tried to reset it up, i get "invalid password" from the server. I tried several other user accounts on the server and it will not connect.

The password is correct, and the username is correct. I can see the server when I go to map the drive, it prompts for username and pw, then says pw is incorrect.

I tried it form the cmd prompt using net use, same pw error: error 86.

I tried connecting to a share on a vista box, that worked.

I tried using a cable instead of the wireless, same error.

We have a network of about 15 pc's, all connected the same way, some laptops, some desktops - network is fine.

Rebooted everything, same problem.

What could be wrong?

A:Cannot connet to server 2003 share; used to work

error 86 implies mismatch in the security policy settings.
check secpol.msc on both systems - drill down to security options - network security: lan manager authentication level.

i personally use 'send ntlm v2 response only, refuse lm & ntlm' which is the most secure.
you're free to use what you want to use - just make sure it's common across all systems.

ps: if you use the same username and password on server 2003 and your system, your drive mapping will stick through reboots...

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I have a computer running Windows Server 2003 that i would like to connect to my computer running Windows 7 ultimate. i have done everything it says to in the videos and tutorials but i cannot get the server to connect to the internet. i can connect to it via remote desktop but it cannot connect to the internet nor can any other computers on my network see the server only the Windows 7 PC that the server is connected to. Please Help!!!

FYI - I have the win server 2003 connected to the Win 7 computer via Ethernet and i set up saring on the win 7 computer but it still cannot connect to the internet.

A:How can i share the wifi on my Win 7 computer with a server 2003?

Have you tried Bridging the connections?

It works for me, my Windows 7 getting internet wirelessly from router, my pc is ethernet connected to the Windows 7 and i bridge the two connection and works. If you Windows 7 is LAN connected to you router/modem tri bridging the two LAN connections as i don't have two LANs to test sorry.

Btw, you won't need ICS in this case.

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I am running a weather program (AS2012) on a client for Flight Simulator X (FSX) on the server. The client connects to the server by Simconnect.
Both machines run W7 Home Premium x64 and I run them with full Administrator permissions.
The SimConnect.ini file is located in a folder on the server:  C:\Users\FSX_XPlane\My Documents\Flight Simulator X\
This is shared across the network with Full Control for Everyone. The owner is FSX_XPlane.
I can access and open the simconnect.ini file from the client. 
When I run the weather program on the client it does not connect to FSX on the server.  The system log shows that the path to the simconnect.ini file is not set (attached - time 23:06:44:0096).
The other required simconnect file paths are correctly identified. 
If anyone can suggest an explanation for this, and a fix, I'd be grateful.

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I am attempting to build (my very first build ever) a print server and file share server for home use and will NEVER have more than 10 users (usually only 3 users) at a time. I built this system, but as I said this is my 1st build EVER...is this not enough for my needs, to much for my needs or just right?

Also, what case would be good for this and everything fit nice? Something cheap (or ugly, haha) as it will be tucked away and not seen.

I will be running Ubuntu Server with the LXDE desktop environment installed and that is about it. What do you guys think? I welcome all feedback

AMD Athlon X2 370K - System Build - PCPartPicker

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Hello to all,

I've looked high and low for an answer to my question and I'm here now due to not finding answers via Google.

We're in a small office environment and we have a new Win 7 Pro computer acting as a file server. There is a Z drive mapped to all office computers with all general info for day to day business. I would like to set up a shared folder for accounting on the file server. There are 3 people who will need access to this folder and when mapping to it it must require a password and perhaps other credentials although that may not be necessary (not sure at this point). Naturally, any accounting info needs to stay out of sight of other employees except for management and accountants.

It is needed to set up other folders for sharing with other departments and access to them should be protected with a different password (or must it be the same password?).

Also, the procedure to get this working would be the same would it not if we want to share folders from any other computer on the network and map a network drive (shared folder) via another computer on the network?

I should mention that all computers on the network have user accounts and passwords.

Also, in Network and Sharing Center / Advanced Sharing Settings:

network discovery is on
file and printer sharing is on
public folder access is on
128 bit encryption is on
password protected sharing is on
use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers is on

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A:Win 7 Pro File Server, want to share folders with different passwords

There is a tutorial for this that may be helpful.

You would need to have standard user accounts for the users who require access to files on the server. This method might only work when all the user accounts are located on the same machine.

Password Protected File Sharing in Windows 7

I'm not so sure that password protected file sharing works as it should. In my experience it doesn't work very well.

You may have a better chance by following the tutorial for NTFS file sharing via the following link. It's fairly complicated at first but this method does work.
Share Permissions and NTFS Permissions Folder Access Control & Folder Permissions - AD and Exchange Quantum Singularity

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I have an XP Pro box with a shared folder on it(the root is not shared). I have allowed the files to be changed across the network. I can see the share from the 2000 Server box but I cannot access it- I get access denied. It allows me to map it but I can't browse it at all. Both machines I am logging in as administrator with the same password.

Any ideas?


A:Solved: Share problem between XP Pro and 2000 Server

Double check the permissions on the share tab, and on the security tab.

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I have a NT4 server and recently added 2 WinXp pc's to my domain, but they seem slower than my old NT4 and W2K workstation. It takes about 60sec to open a word document from a network share on the server, and only when I haven't been working on my pc for a while. Opening a second one goes at normal speed, Xp seems to need some time to reconnect to the server share I think. Anyone have an idea how to fix this?

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Hi everybody.

Im in the need of some help.

Im trying to find out what service accounts are being used to acces a shared folder ?
This is done via impersonation,from another server and it seams like every time this is done, a security eventlog is written via the server hosting the SMB share or with its system account.

Not really looging it with enough detail for me to use it :(
It seams like this is not logged unless I enabled file auditing on the shared folder.
Enable enable privilege auditing ?
So far I read this article - https://medium.com/palantir/windows-privilege-abuse-auditing-detection-and-defense-3078a403d74e

Indicating to me, or how I understand it at least, is I have to "enable privilege auditing" ?

Enabling privilege auditing

Let?s now look at auditing as a technique for collecting the events necessary to identify potential privilege abuse. At Palantir, we use native Windows Event Forwarding (WEF) in order to collect audit logs in a central location. If you want
to deploy WEF, please see
our prior blog post and
GitHub repository for configuration and management details.

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In my home network I have several computers. A Kubuntu Linux server, a windows 10 laptop and a window 8.1 desktop.
Under Kubuntu I have setup several Samba shares for things like videos/photos/music, etc. From the Kubuntu side everything seems to be fine, I can see all three computers on my network and can quite happily access all computers too. Same goes for the Win 8.1 desktop, I can see the Kubuntu shares and my Windows 10 laptop no problem.
However, on my Windows 10 laptop I can only see the Windwos 8.1 desktop. I can't even see the Kubuntu server name at all, nevermind access the shares. I have rebooted the Kubuntu machine and stopped and started Samba on numerous occasions. I have rebooted my windows 10 laptop. I have rebooted routers and modems...all to no avail. No matter what I do I simply cannot see the Kubuntu server under the Network section of windows explorer

Now, if I do a \\ in the windows explorer bar then I can access it, but this is really only a temporary solution as some windows apps need to see the machine name under network in order to access the shared drives. But it does prove that the Kubuntu server is accessible from the windows machine.

Since the Windows 8.1 desktop is not having this issue then I have to assume it's an issue related to Windows 10.

I'm hoping other people have experienced this issue and have a fix for it.

I am on OS Build: 10586.17, version 1511.

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Establish a new intranet using Share Point Server 2003 ???


We need to establish a new intranet for one of our customers using Share Point Server 2003.
We are looking for exemplary intranet sites where we can see what are the main areas that
are commonly covered by “todays” intranets to have an idea what is the typical content
in nowadays big intranets.
Links would by appreciated.

Thank you


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[since i've been asking this to a lot people right now,i might inform you that i've been noted that i should post my question here instead of here: how can I bring back a server-share to a win8-notebook? - Windows 7 Help Forums, so, if it workd out, shall close the other thread immediately]

i have a new win8-notebook connected to a workgroup-ethernet-network via router,to which a windows [version unknown]-server is connected and 6 other clients,2 of them macs,4 xp-pcs.

on all machines,3 other machines resp shares are constantly visible in "network places":
1 the server-share
2 a client-1 share (which has no internet access)
3 a client-2-with-internet-access-share

the notebook gets internet via the wall-plugged lan,from a router-plugged DSL-router.

all issues mentioned here are not dependent on which lan-wall-socket is used.
(there are 3 in each room)

there is no wlan-accesspoint.

the notebook is _not _seeing_ (not in net places,and not forceable) the server-share_, despite the fact,that the share has been used before to install a bigger client-server software,which worked.

first appearance:
some day someone tried to access a lan-wall-plug-connected printer for printing,which at that time could be seen in network places,as then could the server; after which? _both_ disappeared.
unfortunately,above said client-server-sw is not working anymore on the notebook.

how can I bring back the server-share to the win8-notebook?

A:how can I bring back a server-share to a win8-notebook?

This type of problem usually requires that you change the lanman server parameters in order to get Windows 8 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 8 machines that needs to connect to the server.

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy

Local Policies - Security Options

Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
Set to Send LM & NTLM responses only

Set the Minimum session security for NTLM SSP
Disable Require 128-bit encryption

Reboot all machines after making the adjustment.

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how can i restrict user from finance department to access share folder in server? just that particular department. can anyone advise me with steps? what i know i can set in the permission 1by1. but the department has 100 user. is there anyway to actually set to restrict this 100 user from accessing the share folder in the server?

A:how can i restrict department access share folder in server?

How it works in my company is that the rights are provided on the designation/department and not on the user.
For e.g. You would want to restrict rights on the finance dept by accessing any folder in the server. This will automatically restrict all the "users" who feature under Finance Dept.
I guess its best to talk to your company's IT team to get this sorted.

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Hey there good people...
I recently upgraded from windows XP to 7. The problem is I can no longer connect to my shares on the server. Windows prompts me for a username and password and once I input this info, the same prompt shows up again.

I have realised the domain it uses in the prompt (for username and password) is the same as the machine name and I have no field to input the domain manually.

Could this be my achilles' heel and how do I go about it.
Thanks in advance.

A:Connecting to a password protected share on my ReadyNas server NV+

In the Control Panel / User Accounts/ Manage Your Credentials section, do you have your user name and password stored for the ReadyNAS?

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Hi All,
We've had a reference build for Windows 7 to capture up and running for years, no problems. We've not changed anything I can think of in this build for a good while. We generate a new baseline image every few months, installing all the latest patches in
it so it's patched before being installed in production. For years all so far so good!
Since the last time we did it, we're now getting it failing to install the apps (all hosted on a share on the same server as the deployment share), it quickly became obvious that the issue is when we're trying to connect to the server that hosts the deployment
and app shares we're now being prompted for credentials which we didn't used to.
To make it more interesting we look after another infrastructure, and the Windows 7 reference build there is still fine...
Any ideas?

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I want to connect my laptop to my windows computer only to access files.

I have a command line only install of linux so don't want to have to install X just to rdp.

I would like to ssh in. Is this the simplest way? I am only going to be in the other room of my apartment so do I still need to make a server for that?

I want to connect by wifi though rather than cat5.

So is making windows an ssh server the best way to go? In terms of security is making it a server any more of a risk than just being online normally?

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Hi All,
  I have very strange issue with DFS share access. I got few sites and two dfs servers. share freeze for all the locations.

  I have captured the client and server and share the capture.
Server Side
Client Side
 Pls help me to identify the issues.


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I'm thinking something similar to ftp, have no idea what options there are.

Have 3 computers want to network between both in a more convenient manner than msn.

Hopefully can get some recomendations to minimise trauling time. Both computers are running windows XP and are connected through a multi-port router.

Thanks for any input.

A:Home network, looking for server to share files between computers.

You should be able to do this simply WITHOUT a server. All you have to do to share files, is use windows file sharing. Let me paint a picture for you...say you have your 3 computers. One is named Suzy, one is Steve, and one is Bill. Once file sharing is enabled (which you can do just by sharing a file), you should be able to do something similar to this. Say your on the computer Bill, and you want to grab some files from the shared folder on Suzy. Open up my computer, and in the address bar (Where is says your location) type in \\Suzy. This will give you access to the files and printers on that computer. BTW if you dont know how to rename a computer, right click on the my computer icon and select properties. Once the system tool comes up, click on computer name and change if necessary. Good luck and I hope this helps make things cheaper than buying a crappy old server lol.

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Hi Team,
I need help on the installation of SharePoint server 2010 Enterprise version in Window 7 64 bit Os 
Need urgently 
I am facing the issue while installation the prerequisites for the Share point in window 7 
I have the Window 7 Pro with 64 bit 
Please let me know if any information is required .

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I have a bunch of XP laptops that connect to a W2k Server share just fine. I double click on the share and login with the user.

Now, if I try to access the the same share on a Vista Home laptop I get the login prompt, but it never takes my login username/password. It comes back and tells me incorrect login???

Why is this happening???

Thanks in advance to anyone who can shed some light....



A:Stupid Vista Home and W2k Server Share problem

Hi ToolJob,

Do the Following

go to Control Panel

Then click user accounts

on the Lefthand side of the Screen Click the option which says
"Manage Your Network Passwords"

Over there Click Add

Then Add the Username and Password and the server that your connecting to.

This shoud slove you problem


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Hi Guys,

I have setup a small network using windows 2003 server. My interent provider is bellsouth. I have the server connected to linksys router which then connects to Netopia modem. What do I have to do so that I can access the internet from the client machines. I googled a lot and found 2 things that I can use ICS or NAT. I cannot use ICS because I'm using domain controllers, DHCP etc. and I tried using NAT but still the client machines could not access the web.Also I started having problems with users loggin in. I'm going crazy, please someone point me in the right direction.


A:Share Internet Connection Using Windows 2003 Server

Why not allow the router to handle the DHCP server function and just put the server on the network as a fixed IP address? I've configured several networks that way, works just fine.

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i have a new win8-notebook connected to a workgroup-ethernet-network via router,to which a windows [version unknown]-server is connected and 6 other clients,2 of them macs,4 xp-pcs.

on all machines,3 other machines resp shares are constantly visible in "network places":
1 the server-share
2 a client-1 share (which has no internet access)
3 a client-2-with-internet-access-share

the notebook gets internet via the wall-plugged lan,from a router-plugged DSL-router.

all issues mentioned here are not dependent on which lan-wall-socket is used.
(there are 3 in each room)

there is no wlan-accesspoint.

the notebook is _not _seeing_ (not in net places,and not forceable) the server-share_, despite the fact,that the share has been used before to install a bigger client-server software,which worked.

first appearance:
some day someone tried to access a lan-wall-plug-connected printer for printing,which at that time could be seen in network places,as then could the server; after which… _both_ disappeared.
unfortunately,above said client-server-sw is not working anymore on the notebook.

how can I bring back the server-share to the win8-notebook?

A:how can I bring back a server-share to a win8-notebook?

Can I ask, What are the sharing permissions set as on the Windows server as these will need to be set as the same groups found on local machines since you said that you are connected using a workgroup rather than a domain. Also, are you able to ping the windows server at all?

Could you open a command prompt and type the following:

net view
Is your server which has the inaccessible share listed?

Many Thanks,

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I have a hosted Linux server running CentOS 5 with Samba 3.4. Everything is setup and it is accessible via Linux machines by typing smb://ip.address/ in a Firefox address bar. I am trying to set up a local network share on a Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 computer.

I am trying to map the shared drive as a network drive and am having issues. Google provided a wide range of solutions, and thus far nothing has worked.

I have tried entering the IP address in 2 locations:
1. Map Network drive. I select a drive letter and type in the ip \\12.345.678.9\
It asks for credentials and I enter the user info for the user I created on the Linux machine. It thinks a moment then pops back up asking for credentials. It doesn't say they are invalid, just never goes through.
2. Connect to a website (under Map Network Drive). I type the IP http://12.345.678.9 and click connect and it pops up a dialog saying "The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another".

I have tried creating a loopback adapter and trying to setup a connection via SSH using the guide found at http://www.nikhef.nl/~janjust/CifsOverSSH/VistaLoopback.html. After completing the tutorial (substituting my server IP address for the destination address given) I try using the Run dialog as indicated and get a "Windows cannot connect to.." error and the diagnose connection button. One thing that may be causing problems there is that the loopback adapter is labeled as an unidentified net... Read more

A:Can't Connect to Remote Linux Server to Create Network Share

Anyone? I have been searching and can't seem to find anything else to try, hoping someone here has some suggestions.

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Hi All,
I am just trying to set up my new telstra next g wireless broadband to share thru my server, which is running server 2008. I am wanting to configure the client pc's (5 of them) to connect thru the server with a username and password, to access the internet, with managed quota limits for internet usage.
Are there any free programs i can use that can achieve this? And can someone please walk me thru this
PS. I have configured active directory, and iis7

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Hi All Windows Expert,

I have a Windows Server 2003, Win7Pro desktop A (User: John) and Win7Pro desktop B (User: Mary). 2003 sharing to Everyone has no problem. But I am stuck in this situation. I want John can Read & Write all files in 2003 folder (C:/testing) , Mary can only Read it.
They are in the same workgroup, Win Svr 2003 already added John & Mary user account, they have same password. In the folder(C:/testing) sharing setting & security setting, I have set John to Full Control, removed Everyone on both settings. But I still get this message when I click on the folder in desktop A (John) - Windows cannot access , You do not have permission to access.
Did I miss something? If I can't solve this, I can't move on Mary side.

I would be grateful if someone can provide any suggestion,

A:How to share folder (Win Server 2003) to specific people (Win7)?

You have Server 2003, but do you have a Domain ?? Let's start there since that's the easiest way to get the granularity you want.

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Users have intermittent connectivity to shared folder if they use \\computername\folder, sometimes they can not access it sometimes they can but only see a few folders. However if they use \\computername\root\folder they do not have a problem. We are working
across subnets as our home office is in NC and we are in IA. I have asked our head IT guys what the reason for this is and even they are not aware of the issues. Of course they are on the subnet that we are trying to access from our site.
If someone could please explain why we have to use root in between to get this to work it would be a great help.
And yes at some point access the folders via \\domain\folder worked just fine, but it is hit or miss.

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I am having an issue with offline files created offline syncing back to the server. I have set up a network share to be available offline on a client computer. All files are available offline without issue. Here is the issue however. If I set the folder to work offline any file I create in the folder when it is offline just disappears when the folder comes back online, there are no conflicts or sync failures reported in sync center. If I create a new folder offline the folder does sync back to the server. Any changes made to an existing file are also replicated back to the server once the share is back online. So the issue is only with newly created files when the share is offline. I have not been able to replicate this error on any other file server in our environment, However I have recreated the issue with multiple shares with multiple Win 7 clients on this file server.

Steps taken so far.

Checked and reset permission levels on the share.
Recreated new shares from scratch for testing.
Disabled and enabled offline files on the client computer and cleared the offline cache.
Check various registry entry settings.
Disabled cashing on the File server.
Tested with XP the issue does not exist with XP.

I have spent hours researching this error online to no avail.

The clients are running Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
The File server is Server 2003 Standard 32 bit with SP2

Any help or ideas would be most welcome.

A:Offline Folder sync issue, Win 7 Client Server 2003 Flie Server.

I've seen the complaints about this problem but with no clear resolution. There are some hot fixes listed that may help, updating to Windows 7 SP1 is supposed to help in some cases but nothing seems for certain.

No way for me to recreate this problem but apparently others have the same problem.

Offline created files disappear after re-connect

Browse by Tags - The troubleshooters and problem solvers... - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Administratively assigned offline files on Win7 client disappear from server (Network Steve Forum)

The Group Policy settings in the next link may have an effect on this problem.


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We run a web proxy server on our network for internet access.
On client machines (running Windows 2012 R2) I have configured the proxy server setting in Internet Explorer "Tools\Internet Settings\Connections\LAN Settings" to point at the designated web proxy server.
When attempting to browse websites from IE I receive the "The proxy server isn't responding" error.
Conversely, browsing the same sites via Google Chrome and Firefox (installed on the same client server) return web pages without error.
In addition, if I run Internet Explorer as administrator (Right Click\Run as Administrator), I am able to browse web sites without receiving the error.
It would appear that the issue is isolated to browsing via IE when not run in elevated mode.
Has anyone come across this issue?

A:Server 2012 R2 - Internet Explorer Proxy Server Issue

Hi Dicki,
First, please try to reset the Internet Explorer. Some plug-ins may affect the proxy.
If it doesn't work, please try to perform a network capture on the client.
Please check if the client send the http traffic to the proxy server at the correct port.
If the client has sent the http traffic to the proxy server, please check if there is any warning or error in the proxy server.
To download Network Monitor, please refer to the link below:
Best Regards.Steven Lee Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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I have a windows 7 domain account and used to have a share set up on a workgroup server. Now I can see the server but none of the shares. If I log in with my local account I can see the shares. Not sure why my domain account can't see the workgroup share. 

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We upgraded our File Server Domain Controller from Windows 2000 Server to Server 2003.
Share access used to be really quick.
Now there are a couple of seconds between access to shares.
If you are moving a few levels throughout shares, this becomes problematic.
Does anyone know of any documents that explain the exact process the OS goes through to access a share?
Could it be the new security settings that Windows 2003 employs add a few seconds of overhead to accessing that share?

A:Upgrade from Win2K to Windows 2003 Server-share access slow


May want to try this site out. I use them all the time, you may need to do a free registration.

Great forums.

Good luck and let me know if it helped you out.

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We have two computers in our office that have incredibly slow opening times of folders/files that are on our Office Server.

The Office Server is running Windows Server 2003 R2 sp2 and the two problem computers have recently been reformatted and are running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.

In the office we have 12 computers with 10 of them accessing the Office Server share folder/files perfectly. Of the 10 computers that are running perfectly eight of them are running Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) and two of them are running XP. I even reformatted a few of these recently with no issues.

On the problem computers when I access the Network share folder it asks for a Username/Password and I allow it to save these credentials. Now the folders/files will open quickly and perfectly. The slowness problem occurs when the computers are rebooted. Once rebooted I access the Network share folder (it can either be mapped as a drive, a shortcut, or navigated to via Windows Explorer doesn't make a difference) and it takes 5-10 seconds with a green bar going across the top of Explorer to open any folder/file. It's worse with larger folder/files.

The only temporary fix I have found is to go to "Windows Credentials Manager" and delete the saved credentials for the network folder. Then I reboot the computer and access the network folder at which time it asks for the Username/Password again and will work perfectly until the computer is rebooted.

Even when the problem computers are d... Read more

A:Solved: SLOW opening of share folders/files on Office Server

I've tried turning off the firewall, antivirus and all other startup programs as well. Still have the same issue.

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