Can't access local shares in 2003

Posted on 2004-11-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I have locked down my win2k3 box and now cannot access shares either accross the network or locally as administrator. I have changed the name of my Administrator account but this should not have such an effect. I am trying to map locally using \\\Sharename. I get a message saying I do not havve pemission, but I have explicitly set permissions on this share. I have even tried setting permissions on the root of the drive. The only two settings in the Local Security Settings I can think of which may have such an effect are "Access this computer form the network" and "Deny access to this computer from the network" but these are set correctly. I have also setup a new user and assigned share permissions. This user also cannot access shares locally or remotely.

Any suggestions appreciated.
Question by:mellowmarquis
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    Did you set NTFS permissions as well as the share permissions?
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    The problem with this is probably that in the Security Options in the Local Security Policy the Network Access: Sharing and Security model for local accounts is set to guest only (windows default).  If set to guest only, even if you are connecting with the administrator username and password, it will still only have the privileges of the guest account (read: none).  Therefore, you need to change the Sharing and Security model to Classic - Local users authenticate as themselves.  To open up the Local Security Policy, go to start-->run-->"secpol.msc".

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    luv2smile: I did set NTFS as well as share permissions, but thanks for the suggestion.

    anom: I think you might be right. I'll check this tomorrow - fingers crossed.


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