Shared Folder Access


  • Hi

    I have a shared server with a hostname. Until yesterday all working fine : RDP/Shared access etc

    I have nearly 20 users in that Win 2008 servers so i use my Administrator login to access this server using Win7. Now i cannot access any shared folder because what ever the login credential i use it says credentials invalid. I can connect to the server via RDP using same login, its just i cannot access any shared folder. i already tried many solutions like editing Network Security (LAN Manager) no use.

    When i goto Run >> if i enter the server name, its asking for username password but its not accepting that, but sametime if i goto Run >> enter the IP address of the server and enter the same login its working fine.

    my problem is i cannot connect to the shared folders using hostname, but i can connect using server ip. this happened today only. I've been using the host name to connect to shared folders for more than  1 year

    Any workarounds?



    Wednesday, November 21, 2012 2:52 AM


All replies

  • Use Network Monitor (NM) to pinpoint the cause of troubles. There are several possibilities as to the NM:


    Wednesday, November 21, 2012 4:30 PM
  • Hi

    I've never used this tool before. appreciate if you could tell how to read/troubleshoot the logs..

    Im trying to access the shared folders by going to Run --> //host-name

    Thursday, November 22, 2012 1:39 AM
  • Hi,

    If there is DNS server on the network, I think you may also need to check it as connecting the share folder via IP address works.

    Troubleshooting DNS Servers


    Nicholas Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, November 22, 2012 9:56 AM
  • Hi

    Thanks for the prompt reply. I fixed this issue by disabling VirtualBox Host-Only Network. It messed up my network

    Thursday, November 22, 2012 9:59 AM