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I am experiencing problems when trying to access a network drive. Access is forbidden. I have added myself as authorized user to this drive with full access, but access is forbidden nevertheless.

Used systems: Windows Server 2003 (to change authorizations), Windows 7 (local computer)

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did this work before and now doesn't? or is it newly created or changed? –  Bret Fisher Jul 20 '11 at 14:40
    
no, it never worked –  Jan-Frederik Carl Jul 20 '11 at 16:18
    
Do you see the list of shares when you look at \\servername ? –  Bret Fisher Jul 21 '11 at 22:30
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Do you have NTFS as well as Share permissions to access the drive?

Is the drive being mapped properly? Run NET USE from the command line to see currently mapped drives.

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other things to check assuming you are on domain: Server and Client time are within 5min of each other. –  Bret Fisher Jul 20 '11 at 14:40
    
your access to files over a network share are the combo of both share permissions and NTFS permissions, and the most restrictive wins. Please update us with your progress. –  Bret Fisher Jul 21 '11 at 22:30
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Sounds for me you would be wiser if you took a look at your ntfs permissions on your network drive.

Being summer and all, I won't try to be too helpful, but this link might help you on the way: http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Understanding-Windows-NTFS-Permissions.html

Good luck!

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