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Why can't users have access to members servers and share folders?

Posted on 2009-04-24
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Have Windows 2008 DC/AD/DHCP Server along with 8 member servers ranging from windows XP to Win 2k3 R2.

Users are trying to map drives and/or access the servers using UNC and receive a user name and password window for access to the directroy. When I type my Admin credentials It won't let me in, the window pops up again.

When I try to access from my client computer, no problem, I can map and UNC, without no password window... I can access shares from all members.

I've allowed permissions to me and those users and still denied - also edited ntfs permissions, yet the same result.... I can ping to them just fine, just not any other way. The member svrs are pointing the the primary server the rights didn't change, group policy didn't change....

It seem to be permissions but just dont know where?

By the way, the PC's are not joined to the domin, however, they worked before as workstations before I migrated the servers.

Any help is appreciated
Question by:pisdadmin
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by:David Paris Vicente
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I have the same problem.
And i do the following take owner ship of the folders that you cant access, after i give the permissions to the groups that i want and in the last in the computer/server that have the shares choose computer management>shares>and see the share permissions.

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So the workstations are in a workgroup and the servers were migrated to the new AD domain.  Were the servers in a workgroup before you migrated them?  What are the permissions you setup for the shares?  What are the NTFS permissions you have setup?  Can you join the workstations to the domain?

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I've joined the MS (member server) to the domain. Using the same PC (not on the domain) I try to access a share resource using UNC path, I receive the login credentials window, I type my admin credentials and it denies me???

Is there a config or setting I'm forgetting??? I've checked NTFS permissions and those groups and users -including myself - have full control to that share folder. It's like from that machine I have no rights to access it period.

Now, I join the workstation PC to the domain or try, I receive a message stating : "Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found".

I checked the DNS, config looks good no errors in the log files

Not sure where the problem lies-DNS or something else.

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by:David Paris Vicente
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Can you ping the DC from that machine or ping other machines?
You setup the security tab of the Share?

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pisdadmin earned 0 total points
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Hello all,

I found the solution, I just deleted PCs from Domain and re added, fixed problem.

Appreciate all that responded....

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