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WIN2003 Server Share is not visible after SAN crash - need to make it reappear without rebooting.

I have a Windows 2003 server attached to a SAN.  The Windows 2003 server had multiple shares to the SAN.  The shares are no longer visible from the server, and I do not want to reboot the server.

Over the weekend the SAN crashed and has since been restored, the folder structures are intact and the SAN and server are operating correctly.

THE PROBLEM IS THE SHARES ARE NOT VISIBLE/ACCESSIBLE to the end users.  The registry key is there...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\lanmanserver\Shares ...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Giuseppe "Pino" De FrancescoSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Hiya,
I miss something... The SAN is a different system? or you mean a NAS? Anyway, after the crash, are the shared folders still shared? Can you see them as shared?

Cheers
Pino
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martinmcginleyAuthor Commented:
its a san not a nas...not that I think that would make a difference.  The shares are on the server but are not showing as shares even though the registry settings look solid
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Giuseppe "Pino" De FrancescoSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
so, your san is managed by a group of servers (nas is not). How a san is managed changes a lot by the hw furnisher. Do you see in all the managing servers the same san status? If yes, usualy you have only to share the folders again. Try it. If doesn't work some more detail on the error messages you got (server and client side).

Cheers
Pino
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martinmcginleyAuthor Commented:
Pino, I am sure sharing the shares will work, what concerns me about doing this is, all the users who use those shares will lose the shares.
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Giuseppe "Pino" De FrancescoSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Why? this is true only if you use different share names, anyway, how many servers are clustered in your san?
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Netman66Commented:
Are they visible if you type "net share"?

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