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Shares are not accessible in Windows XP

Posted on 2011-02-18
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we have few shared folders on a remote machine which has XP. Suddenly few users were unable to access them. checked the security permissions and find that the list contains lot of junk IDs which were not there earlier.
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Are you using simple sharing?
Is this PC part of a Domain? or Peer to Peer

If it's peer to peer -
First if Simple sharing is activated - turn it off (goto any Folder - View Folder Options  View - LAst item in list usually

I'd delete all the Junk IDs and add in the userids that need to get to the share. If you're not concerned about keeping anyone in your network out - add EVERYONE to the share and to the security with full read/Write
If you would prefer not to have people see the share put a $ sign after the share name . Then you need to manually map a drive or shortcut on the people who need to see that share


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The problem is that the system doesnt show up the domain resources however it is showing as connected to domain.
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When i try to add the domain user account it is not recognizing to the existing security group list.
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Are you connected to the remote machine via VPN?
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No. the system is within the domain. When I tried to NSlookup it is not contacting the DNS. Also tried ipconfig /flushdns no go.
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Under the DNS tab on the network properties of the XP MAchine - Advanced tab - NDS -Do you have the domain name under the DNS suffix for this connector

Can you ping the domain server by name?
Can you ping the IP of the Server?
(If you can't add the server ip and name to the HOSTS file under c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\)


Is the Server in the DNS list

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Now it is recognizing the local DNS after adding it in the host entry.
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That would do it  - Glad I could help
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