Cannot write to newly created shares on Windows server 2008

Posted on 2014-07-25
Last Modified: 2014-07-27
Just created 3 new shares at the root of 2008. No one on the network can write to them, even though "Everyone" has all access (both at the DOS level and NTFS) , even at the root of the drive. Cannot write even if access is provided specifically to the user.
Question by:Greg Mason
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arnold earned 250 total points
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Sharing security is just one aspect, check the security tab to see who actually has rights to write.

Cacls, icacls or xcacls directory will give you the information you are looking for.

Is this a DC?  A DC has a more restrictive .......

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by:Greg Mason
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It is a DC. Are you saying that the win interface doesn't hold the answer? You've gotta go to a special utility?
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 250 total points
ID: 40221434
if the share points to C:\ that is a security restriction that has been in place for a long time, since Windows XP days,.  you can write to subfolders of C:\ but not C:\ itself. This applies only to the system drive.
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by:Greg Mason
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Thanks for the replies. Someone suggested running CHKDSK on the volume but we couldn't get even that to work correctly. We ended up moving the data and blowing the volume away. After re-creation, shares now work correctly.  Beats me.

Thanks again.
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The tools are useful in seeing the security permissions rather than having to go a folder at a tine, and then the ....... Right-click......
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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if chkdsk fails on a drive then yes blowing it away is the only recourse.. I'd be curious as to why chkdsk failed... possible failing disk?

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by:Greg Mason
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Brand new drive, brand new server. That's what made it easier to start again.

The "drive" is actually a RAID 5 array. CHKDSK would start and then "hang" at about 20-25% - Started again, it would seem to spin through normally and fail on the security part of it. It would just close. Something was kafuckled somewhere.

The RAID tool reported everything was optimal, so we didn't re-create the array, just the volume. The lack of functioning shares was absolutely driving me crazy. All rights set properly , check 5 times - no one could write to the drive - honey, where IS that pint of vodka I left in the office?

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