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Can access shares using IP

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OK, to turn a common question on it's head.  Our client machines (xp pro) can't access shares via ip address, but can by server name.

\\192.168.0.200\share doesn't work
\\server\share does.
I have done a ping server to ensure it returns the correct ip address and it does, and connecting to the share via IP address works if you do it on the server.

I can access other shares on the server via IP from client machines, it is just that one share that is causing problems.

Any ideas?

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by:James Murrell
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first question would be does the machine have any internet security software.
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by:cmarandi
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You have WINS running? It sounds like WINS and/or Netbios is doing the resolving for you...
Do an nslookup on the command line.  Then enter the server name... does it resolve?

Do you have NetBios running on that one server?

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by:James Murrell
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also have you tried restarting into Safe Mode with Networking and see if it works
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by:Claimar
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Just quickly want to say again that it is only particular share I have a problem, other shares on the same server are fine.
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by:cmarandi
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The shared folder name, is it longer than 64 characters?
Is the physical disk in a cluster?
Can other shares on the same physical drive be reached with IP?


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>>The shared folder name, is it longer than 64 characters?
No, 10 characters and all alpha's

>>Is the physical disk in a cluster?
No

>>Can other shares on the same physical drive be reached with IP?
Yes, it's just this share that causes the problem.  You can also get to this share via IP when you are on the server itself, it's just from client machines you can't.
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I'm baffled.... I'm gonna think towards SID's....
I wonder if by just recreating the share, does the problem go away?
Is there a same share name somewhere else on the network?  
In your DNS, look up the records, is the same IP being used for multiple names?

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by:James Murrell
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sorry did you try restarting into Safe Mode with Networking and see if it works
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no, because all other shares work.
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by:James Murrell
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it could be specific to that machine setup that why i asked..


check the subnet mask
The computers on the local area network must have the same subnet mask. You can easily check this using the ipconfig command.


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All other shares work on this server!!!!!"!!!!!"!!!!
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by:ChiefIT
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This may sound odd:

Add the UNC path (by IP) to internet explorer trusted sites of the computer you are trying to contact it with.
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It sounds like you are not on the ACL (Access Control List) for that one share, but let's make sure it isn't IEES first.
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oh my god, ChiefIT you have got it.  Can you explain it, because that makes no sense to me at all?
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by:ChiefIT
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Certainly can. But, I mentioned two potential fixes. So, let me break both of them down to you individually.
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If you put the trusted site in to internet explorer, and that fixed your problem, that was because you are using Internet Explorer Enhanced Security. IEES will not allow you to access OPERATING SYSTEM INTRUSIVE FILES, like .reg, .bat, .exe, .vbs. or .msi files from remote locations.

Here is an explaination of IEES that I am currently working on:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_23812810.html

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If this is an ACL problem:

I can't explain, to you, what an ACL is better than Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_control_list

To view, edit or do pretty much anything with the ACL, there is a utility called FileACL.exe. It's a wonderful lilttle program:
http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/85052/jsi-tip-10080-fileaclexe-freeware-allows-to-manipulate-acls-on-ntfs-volumes.html

Or to edit the ACL, as I think you found out, you can use set the permissions set locally by editting the ownership, NTFS and Sharing permissions of the share.
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If you have any questions, let me know.
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