Unable to access shared drive

Posted on 2007-07-23
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I am unable to access a shared drive.  I have a WIndows XP peer-to-peer network.  All machines, except one, are running Windows XP Pro (some have service pack 2, some are on service pack 1.)  The one machine is running Windows XP Home.  One of the XP Pro machines is trying to share its drive C.  However, it can't access its own shared drive on the network, and the other machines can't access it either.  They all can see it, but when they try to access it, they get the error message:  
"\\mark\c is not accessible.  You might not have permission to use this network resource.  Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
Not enough server storage is available to process this command."
The message is the same on the machine "\\mark".
The other machines share their drives and/or directories and all can access the others.
Question by:lyonski
  • 2
  • 2
LVL 16

Expert Comment

ID: 19551333
Make sure if have set both Share and Security permissions..

Enabling Share permissions alone would not suffice... make sure u have granted appropriate rights on NTFS security as well...

Author Comment

ID: 19551363
Where do I grant appropriate tights on NTFS security?
LVL 16

Expert Comment

ID: 19551405
Ok.. when u right click on any folder..and go to properties..

you'd see both Sharing and Security on 2 different tabs...

On the Sharing tab.. u'd enable, Share this folder as....

once thats done..

click on the Security Tab... and ADD the users u'd like to access the share.. and give them whatever access u'd want... FULL CONTROL.. or MODIFY.. etc etc..

Author Comment

ID: 19551531
Actually, when I right click on any folder and select Properties, I only have a tab for Sharing.  There is not a tab for Security.  Also, if I right-click on the folder, Sharing and Security show up on one line together.  The computer is using Windows XP Service Pack 2.
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

zoofan earned 1000 total points
ID: 19552217
by default \\pcname\c$ is an admin share and has  $ in the path after it

Mapping this UNC

by default these are the only root drive shares, unless you created a share named "c" there isnt one.

"Not enough server storage is available to process this command."

This error was common in NT and happened after reinstalling a network driver and then not reapplying the service pack.  Might sound really dumb but I would reccommend reloading SP2 on all the machines.

Also might want to check the windows Firewall on the SP2 machines.


Featured Post

NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Backup and recover physical and cloud-based servers and workstations, as well as endpoint devices that belong to remote users. Avoid downtime and data loss quickly and easily for Windows-based physical or public cloud-based workloads!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Here's a look at newsworthy articles and community happenings during the last month.
This article will show you step-by-step instructions to build your own NTP CentOS server.  The network diagram shows the best practice to setup the NTP server farm for redundancy.  This article also serves as your NTP server documentation.
Are you ready to implement Active Directory best practices without reading 300+ pages? You're in luck. In this webinar hosted by Skyport Systems, you gain insight into Microsoft's latest comprehensive guide, with tips on the best and easiest way…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
Suggested Courses

850 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