Can't access shares from server console.
Posted on 2005-05-09
Recently our windows 2000 server tanked. Fortunately, we had been using robocopy to a NAS device as an additional backup. We then brought in a new 2003 server and used robocopy to get the files onto the server. All went well and we got the new server configured and on-line. The only issue we are experiencing now is that when I try to access shares on the server from the server as in Start>Run \\servername\sharename, I get the following error:
\\servername\sharename is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out of you have access permissions.
Configuration information could not be read from this domain controller, either because the machine is not available, or access has been denied.
However, all users on the lan are able to access the shares without issue. I can also get into the folders via windows explorer and drill down to files in all shares. I have looked at the permissions and re-permissioned the folders from the top down, taken ownsership of the files as the admin and even removed the share and created it again, setting the permissions.
I will admit that it is possible that I did not permissions the folders I tested correctly, but I don't think this is the case.