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    access denied to shared folder

    Hello there

    I have a computer with windows 2003 server installed on it. There is one shared folder. The computer's name is SERVER. The shared folder's name is OFFICE.
    Whenever I type \\SERVER\OFFICE in a windows explorer window, I get a pop up window with a message that says that Windows does not find \\SERVER\OFFICE.

    How can I fix this?
    I mean, I should be able to see the folder in this way because this OFFICE folder is shared and I am doing this from the same computer and not from another computer in the LAN.

    Any idea?

    Thanks
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    Moderator YeOldeStonecat's Avatar
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    Is the "Server 2003" running active directory? Or is it just running in workgroup mode?
    What is running DNS for the network?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Is the "Server 2003" running active directory? Or is it just running in workgroup mode?
    What is running DNS for the network?
    I do not know how to check whether active directory is being run or not. Moreover, I do not know what do you mean with what is running DNS for the network.
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    As for Active directory, I think Active directory might be enabled but I am not completely sure of it yet.
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    It's not something that you miss.....if it's running active directory, that means it's a domain controller, and when you built the server you specifically ran through the DCPROMO steps, and you specifically added domain users instead of local users. And DHCP would be handing out the IP of your domain controller for DNS..and only that, nothing else. DNS is responsible for name resolution. If you run IPCONFIG /ALL from a workstation what do you get?
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    Well, before replying your question, I would like to add that suddenly and without apparent reason the icon that indicates that the folder is shared disappeared. I cliked right on the folder to search for the share option in the corresponding menu but did not find the sharing option.
    How do I reshare the folder again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    It's not something that you miss.....if it's running active directory, that means it's a domain controller, and when you built the server you specifically ran through the DCPROMO steps, and you specifically added domain users instead of local users. And DHCP would be handing out the IP of your domain controller for DNS..and only that, nothing else. DNS is responsible for name resolution. If you run IPCONFIG /ALL from a workstation what do you get?

    Result of ipconfig /all in the server:

    Configuración IP de Windows

    Nombre del host . . . . . . . : SERVIDOR
    Sufijo DNS principal . . . . : servidor.mariano.com
    Tipo de nodo. . . . . . . . . : desconocido
    Enrutamiento habilitado . . . : No
    Proxy WINS habilitado . . . . : No
    Lista de búsqueda sufijo DNS : servidor.mariano.com
    mariano.com

    Adaptador Ethernet Conexión de área local:

    Sufijo conexión específica DNS:
    Descripción . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit
    thernet Controller
    Dirección física. . . . . . . : 00-0E-A6-77-33-B7
    DHCP habilitado . . . . . . . : No
    Dirección IP. . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
    Máscara de subred . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Puerta de enlace predet.. . . : 192.168.1.1
    Servidores DNS. . . . . . . . : 80.58.0.33
    80.58.0.97

    Does this help in anything to give an idea of how to share the folder again?
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    What is the LAN IP of your domain controller?
    I see your workstation is using the DNS servers of your ISP, Telefonica de Espana SAU

    If your server is a domain controller, you should be using the IP of your domain controller for DNS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    What is the LAN IP of your domain controller?
    I see your workstation is using the DNS servers of your ISP, Telefonica de Espana SAU

    If your server is a domain controller, you should be using the IP of your domain controller for DNS.
    I do not know how to check what the IP of my domain controller is. How do I check that?
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    Network connection status is one method.....also documentation....the network admin that built the server, since a domain controller is important, should have documentation.
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