File and Printer Sharing - Missing Share

File and Printer Sharing - Missing Share

Post by aHVudGVyYW » Thu, 08 Feb 2007 01:45:01


I have 8 computers that I have assigned static IPs to and put in a workgroup.
The default gateway is the Cisco switch they are plugged into. They do not
connect to the internet. Each computer has a logical drive that was set up as
an administrative share by the system vendor. If I try to turn off sharing, I
get a msg that it is shared for administrative reasons and will be re-shared
after reboot or restarting Server service. It will not allow me to change
permissions for the same reason. (Yes, I am logged in as an Admin.)

When I was setting up the network, I ran Network Setup Wizard on 3 of the
machines and I mistakenly selected Turn off File and Printer Sharing. This
caused the shared drive not to appear. Even after enabling File and Printer
Sharing in Windows Firewall, it would not appear. If I run Network Setup
Wizard again and Enable File and Printer Sharing, I get a Shared Docs folder,
but not the shared drive. Any ideas on how to fix this?
 
 
 

File and Printer Sharing - Missing Share

Post by aHVudGVyYW » Thu, 08 Feb 2007 02:04:02

All computers are XP Pro SP 2.

 
 
 

File and Printer Sharing - Missing Share

Post by Chuc » Thu, 08 Feb 2007 05:15:44

On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 08:45:01 -0800, hunterand



What do you want to accomplish here? The "default administrative share" aka
"C$" won't appear in My Network Places. The "C$" share is hidden from the
browser. You can't remove it either, as you found out.
< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Now, if the NSW allows you to turn off file and printer sharing, enabling it in
the settings for WF won't change that. So, having run the NSW again, and
enabled File and Printer Sharing, what else do you need to do?
< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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Cheers,
Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.
 
 
 

File and Printer Sharing - Missing Share

Post by aHVudGVyYW » Thu, 08 Feb 2007 06:55:14

I discovered my problem, and it stems from a confusing naming scheme and my
ignorance of sharing drives vs sharing folders. Each system came configured
with a System (C:) drive and a Data (D:) drive. Both are set up as default
system shares. I was seeing a share named "data" on the computers on which I
had not turned off File and Printer Sharing, and assumed it was the D: drive.
In actuality, there was a shared folder in each D: drive called "data". When
I turned FPS back on, it did not automatically share the data folder. I
manually shared them and all is well now. Thanks, Chuck, for the help.
 
 
 

File and Printer Sharing - Missing Share

Post by Chuc » Thu, 08 Feb 2007 07:09:44

n Tue, 6 Feb 2007 13:55:14 -0800, hunterand
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote:

Thanks for the feedback.



--
Cheers,
Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.