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Last Modified: 2012-05-09
On a MS Windows Server 2003 domain, a user on an XP Pro SP3 workstation is suddenly denied access to a folder on the server which she has had access to up until this incident. I checked the permissions and the security settings on the folder in question and all is correct. I removed and reset the permissions and security settings, restarted her workstation and still she is denied access.

I then went a step further deleting and recreating her user, resetting permissions and security, and still the same denial of access. Might it have something to do with the computer account? The only other folder she uses is a "Public" folder which allows "Everyone" in with full privileges.

I am new at this location, and I was told (before this problem arose) that the previous IT person had experienced an issue with the computer account for this workstation after it was first installed and had to recreate it on the server. If there is possibly an ongoing issue with the computer account for this PC, what should I look at to find the problem?

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