?
Solved

Access to resource [mapped drive] has been disallowed.

Posted on 2004-04-21
6
Medium Priority
?
12,045 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I have set up a 2003 server. Everything seems to be working wonderfully except one issue.
I have shared a drive (w:) on the server and I have mapped it locally.
I can browse to the drive (through My Computer\w:\etc) but I cannot open this up in explorer by letter (ie. start>Run>w:). I get message "Access to the resource 'W:' has been disallowed.
I believe this is giving me issues with a piece of software that requires "network drive access" and maps to this resource complaining that it cannot access the resource.
This machine has had some group policies changed to secure "Terminal Services" and I expect this is the issue, but I can't where any access to mapped drives has been disallowed.

Anyone?

*Mick*
0
Comment
Question by:no1shome
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:no1shome
ID: 10882455
Please note that the mapped drive "W:\" is a share on this computer, so it is mapping a drive to a local share..

0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:msice
ID: 10883175
Remember that in 2003 the shares are locked down by default - check the folder and SHARE permissions.
0
 

Author Comment

by:no1shome
ID: 10884178
Indeed. The folder to which the drive is mapped {c:\SME} is has system and Administrator with full access. In the share, I have share for read/write for Administrator and at this point added "everyone" with full perms.

*** NOTE***
I have now noticed that I cannot open any drive from explorer including the C:\ (system) drive. I can browse through "My Computer" as previously noted but I cannot open "My Computer" and type in "C:\windows" in the address field. Again it complains of with the error ""Access to the resource 'W:' has been disallowed." No error is written into the event log.
0
Get real performance insights from real users

Key features:
- Total Pages Views and Load times
- Top Pages Viewed and Load Times
- Real Time Site Page Build Performance
- Users’ Browser and Platform Performance
- Geographic User Breakdown
- And more

 

Author Comment

by:no1shome
ID: 10884350
In the NOTE. teh actual error message is "Access to the resource 'C:\' has been disallowed."
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
msice earned 1300 total points
ID: 10890254
Look to see if remove the NoRun policy restriction is enabled.
1. do you have the run cmd?
2.Check
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer registry
are set to 0
0
 

Author Comment

by:no1shome
ID: 10895487
You got the right one baby! Uh-huh!
Thank you very much. Although it did not help my software installation, It did answer my question and force the software company to take a stronger look @ the situation.
Thank you very much.

No 1's Home

0

Featured Post

Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

by Batuhan Cetin Within the dynamic life of an IT administrator, we hold many information in our minds like user names, passwords, IDs, phone numbers, incomes, service tags, bills and the order from our wives to buy milk when coming back to home.…
Recently, I had the need to build a standalone system to run a point-of-sale system. I’m running this on a low-voltage Atom processor, so I wanted a light-weight operating system, but still needed Windows. I chose to use Microsoft Windows Server 200…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…
Suggested Courses

801 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question