failed to access any shared folder on Windows 2003

Posted on 2011-10-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi all

i am facing an issue where i could not access any shared folder on the Windows 2003 server
even from the server itself i still could not access any !
the error is :
" \\servername\<shared name> is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission.
No network Provider accepted the given network path."

background info:
Server is 2003 R2 SP2
All shared and NTFS permission were setup correctly and i were able to access these shared folders before
could not access these shared folders either from XP client or from the server itself.
 failed to access shared folder on Windows 2003 server
Question by:gsawan
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    Expert Comment

    Make sure the "Workstation" service and "Netlogon" service ar running.  Also make sure the "File and Printer Sharing" checkbox is checked on the server's network connection's properties.  After that, try an "sfc /scannow" and reboot.

    Author Comment

    no luck with above recommendation!
    LVL 19

    Expert Comment

    by:Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz
    Check that server service is running on server computer.

    Author Comment

    Hi Drashiel
    The server service is running and still no luck yet.

    Author Comment

    hi all,

    i am still waiting for some suggestions from you, i have checked and been through all the basic trouble shootings but still no luck so far.

    Accepted Solution

    hi all,

    i found the answer:

    Shared folders access issue was cased by KB968389

    Author Closing Comment

    none of the others are aplicable

    Author Comment

    this is the fix: Shared folders access issue was cased by KB968389

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