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I am attempting to enable file sharing on one of our servers. However in Share and Storage Management, it is displaying the following error: The server's operating system version cannot be retrieved. The server service is not started.

I also tried manually starting the server service but I got another error: error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.


There is a folder on this server that I am trying to give read/write permissions to users on our network.

I should also point out that this server is on a separate domain than ours.

I thought by right clicking on the folder and setting up that folder to be shared and then in secuirty adding the users who need access to it, I would be able to map it on my computer - however no luck.

How can I enable folder sharing?

Thanks for your help in advance
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This might seem like a dumb question, but have you installed the file server role on the server?
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Is there a trust set up between your domain and the domain the file server is on?
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In Server Manager in the add/remove roles, it shows file services as being installed. I am trying to remove the role and reinstall it now.

Thanks
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by:ISALRW
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There was an issue with the installation of file services, thanks for your help.
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