Can't Share External Drive in Windows Server 2012
Posted on 2013-01-21
I've just migrated one of my clients to Windows Server 2012 from Windows Server 2003 and can't share one or two USB-connected external hard drives. Nor, can I share a folder one either drive. Setting up sharing in either case goes well, from the steps I take on the server (no errors, Shares/Permissions list normally). But, when I try to access either a shared drive or shared folder from any PC in the domain I get "access denied" errors. Shares that I setup on the internal hard drives have no problems. Both external hard drives are NTFS (one is a Seagate 1 TB, the other is a Verbatim 2 TB). The only thing that I haven't tried is reformatting NTFS from within Windows Server 2012 (this would involve moving over 700 GB to another drive), but it may be the only solution. Anyone run into this before and have a solution?