Thursday, November 22, 2012 3:29 PMI can create a shared folder on c: and can access it from the network without any issues. However, when I do the exact same procedure and try to share the folder using e: or other secondary drive I get accessed denied.
Thursday, November 22, 2012 6:51 PMFrom what account are you trying to create the share? In what area did you create the share on the c: drive? What account created the folder on the other drive?
Thursday, November 22, 2012 8:30 PMHave done multiple accounts. Even the same account that created the share. Also to test used domain admin to create and test access over the network. The shares I created were in c:\ root and also in sub folders. On c: they all worked. On the ones I did the shares on e:\ root or subfolders I get access denied from network.
- Edited by bcquest Thursday, November 22, 2012 8:35 PM
Monday, November 26, 2012 5:36 AMModerator
There are NTFS and sharing permissions for a shared folder.
Please try the following test to check the result:
Check the sharing permissions
1. Right click on the folder you want to share and click “Properties”.
2. Click the “Security” tab and “Edit” button.
3. Click “Add” button, type “Everyone” and click “Check Name” and “OK” button.
4. Highlight “Everyone”, check “Full Control” for “Allow” and click “OK”.
5. Click “Sharing” tab and “Advanced Sharing” button.
6. Check “Share this folder” box, click “Permissions” button.
7. If “Everyone” is listed, please highlight it and check “Full Control” for “Allow”
8. If “Everyone” is not listed, please click “Add” button, type “Everyone” and click “Check Name” and “OK” button.
9. After that, please repeat the Step 7.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2:46 AMThe settings I did were exactly the same. I duplicated every step for the successful shares I did on c:\ as the unsuccessful shares I did on e:\ drive. The share permissions were all set to everyone full access in both cases.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:34 AMI'm getting the same error. Shares from the C drive work fine. Shares from any other drive with identical security / share settings do NOT work. *scratching my head*
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 11:16 PMHopefully someone will help resolve this.... Very unusual issue.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 3:36 AMUsing a Admin account can you browse to the hidden drive share? i.e "\\<SERVERNAME>\E$"
To check the NTFS permissions you could try using this tool
You could use AccessChk utility to show the file, directory or registry key permissions.
accesschk -d E:
For share permisission use "SRVCHECK \\<SERVERNAME>"
Saturday, December 01, 2012 7:06 PMI cannot access any secondary drive admin share either! Interesting! I can access c$ though.
Sunday, December 02, 2012 8:51 PMWe are having the same issue as well. Able to easily create shares on the primary C: drive but unable to on the secondary E: drive. Makes no sense at all.
Sunday, December 02, 2012 11:25 PM
This worked out for me:
- Marked As Answer by Arthur_LiMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Thursday, December 06, 2012 12:22 PM
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 2:16 PM
will test. I am running this server in VMWare 5.1. Will update after testing.
Friday, December 07, 2012 3:22 AM
specifically the answer link for this is :
Located at the above referenced link by RichTyn
Basically the VMWare environment sees the secondary disks as removable and therefore the shares don't work for some reason. Seems to me that even removable drives should have accessible shares if configured with a shared folder.