Solved

Folder properties GUI incorrectly showing as shared

Posted on 2014-01-27
4
143 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-14
Hi guys,

I have a very strange issue here.

I have a file server running 2008 R2 accessed using DFS.

All of the subfolders under one of the shared folders is showing that they are shared when you click on properties>sharing, but they aren't.

If you then click on advanced sharing, the share this folder check box is clear. If you check under share and storage management the folders aren't listed as shared. If you check under the lanmanserver\shares in the registry the folders aren't shown there.

Is this a problem with the GUI or is it a problem with NTFS? Also, we have shadow copies enabled on this volume.

I think the folders were migrated from netware a couple of years ago if you think this would have any impact on the issue.
0
Comment
Question by:InteraX
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Coralon
ID: 39816679
Check it from a command line.  The GUI can lie to you.
run this:
net share

Open in new window


That will show you definitely what is shared.  If it is not shared, then look for a hidden file in the root of the directory called desktop.ini.  (It will have system and hidden attributes on it, might have read only?).  That file can alter the graphical appearance of the folder in Explorer.  I've never heard of it making it look shared, but it couldn't hurt to look.
attrib -s -h -r <folderpath>\desktop.ini
del <folderpath>\desktop.ini

Open in new window


Coralon
0
 
LVL 16

Author Comment

by:InteraX
ID: 39817395
The folders are definitely not shares, but looking at the shared path I see the following.

\\server\share\subfolder

I think this is by design.
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Coralon
ID: 39819894
What did the net share show?
Did you find a desktop.ini file?

Coralon
0
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
Mahesh earned 500 total points
ID: 39827550
There is nothing wrong in it.

It is showing Shared by default if folder is residing under shared folder, that's why its created confusion.

According to me its not required and MS should change this GUI display to not shared as in network path you can get idea about parent shared folder in same page.

But I believe if they change this GUI display, it might cause create issue with shared permissions inheritance flow from top to bottom.

Mahesh
0

Featured Post

Want to promote your upcoming event?

Are you going to an event? Are you going to be exhibiting at a tradeshow? Talking at a conference? Using a promotional banner in your email signature ensures that your organization’s most important contacts stay in the know and can potentially spread the word about the event.

Join & Write a Comment

Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup". After a while, you have entered a loop for Auto repair which does not fix anything and you will be in a  panic as all your work w…
This tutorial will give a short introduction and overview of Backup Exec 2012 and how to navigate and perform basic functions. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as conne…
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

757 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now