Error when accessing shared drive - "\\<server>\<share> is not accessible"

Error when accessing shared drive - "\\<server>\<share> is not accessible"

Post by Curtis Fra » Thu, 09 Jun 2005 18:49:19


(The server the below relates to is Windows Server 2000 SP4)

Hi,

I have a rather odd problem with a restored shared folder. One of our
servers died last week and we had to rebuild it and restore the data.
Previously the root data folder was shared as "DATA". However, now that
share name does not work. If I browse to \\<server> the share does appear,
but if I double click it, I get an error saying it's not accessible. If I
give this same folder a different share name I can access it no problem.

Also, if I create a brand new folder and try and share that with the name
"DATA" I get the same problem. It would appear that somewhere in Windows it
has remembered the old share name and will now no longer let me use it.

Can anyone suggest any way to sort this out?

Thanks,

Curtis.

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Error when accessing shared drive - "\\<server>\<share> is not accessible"

Post by Curtis Fra » Wed, 22 Jun 2005 18:46:16

Thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately that doesn't work.

Curtis.

 
 
 

Error when accessing shared drive - "\\<server>\<share> is not accessible"

Post by Dodo2 » Wed, 22 Jun 2005 19:36:04

"Curtis Fray" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in



I found my folder shares in the registry (by search in RegHance):

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\lanmanserver\Shares

And in the security folder below that.

I have not tried anything (rather keep everything in working order) but, if
it still exists there, perhaps you can delete that entry.
 
 
 

Error when accessing shared drive - "\\<server>\<share> is not accessible"

Post by Curtis Fra » Sat, 25 Jun 2005 20:29:08

Hi,

Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately it hasn't resolved the issue.

If I recreate a share with the name "DATA" it appears in the below key
(although still doesn't allow anyone to access it!), and if I remove that
share the key disappears (as you'd expect). It doesn't leave any rogue key.

Still a mystery!

Thanks again,

Curtis.
 
 
 

Error when accessing shared drive - "\\<server>\<share> is not accessible"

Post by Dodo2 » Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:16:38

"Curtis Fray" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in



I did a google for "registry defrag" and found a few sites (172000).

This one might give some more insight into the sore registry?

http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

Error when accessing shared drive - "\\<server>\<share> is not accessible"

Post by Dodo2 » Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:22:13

"Curtis Fray" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in



This one?

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Seems to be more transparent than the other one.