Accessing local shares via Windows networking

I have a Win2012 R2 server and I want to access its own network shares via Windows networking ie \\localserver\share or \\localserver.domain.com\share. It doesn't let me do it although it works fine from other servers. Any ideas why? Seems like a security setting of some sort. Thanks!
criskritAsked:
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Jose TorresCertified Database AdministratorCommented:
I'm asking the obvious but do you have the permissions set correctly on the shares
You say it works from servers so I am assuming you are having issue from workstation
What version of windows is the workstation
criskritAuthor Commented:
Yes permissions are fine, it works from other servers/workstations in the network but not from the server where the shares are located. Meaning, the server cannot access its own shares via \\servername. But other computers (servers, workstations) in the network can access \\servername without any problems. Makes sense?
Jose TorresCertified Database AdministratorCommented:
Are you getting an error?
Is there anything in the event viewer?
Do you have User Account Control disabled for Admins?
Check the Access-Based enumeration setting on the share.
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criskritAuthor Commented:
Actually I realized that the problem happens ONLY if I try to access the share on an alias \\serveralias.domain.com. The solution was the second (BackConnectionHostNames) scenario in this article http://serverfault.com/questions/23823/how-to-configure-windows-machine-to-allow-file-sharing-with-dns-alias  Thanks.

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Jose TorresCertified Database AdministratorCommented:
Nice find.  Thanks for the update and info.
criskritAuthor Commented:
I found the answer on my own and posted it for reference.
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