Specs: Clean install of Windows Server 2008 R2 on a 64 bit machine Not on a domain
Roles installed: File Server Distributed File System DFS Namespaces File Server Resource Manager Windows Search Service
Goal: Shared folders on the host machine (Server 2008). Groups set up on the server have users with the same usernames and passwords as the workstation users on the network that need access to these files.
Problem: When I have an open UNC path to the host drive from a workstation, I can view all the folders on the drive, but I get the error "Access Denied" on all folder shares as a user of any group that was set up on the host machine, even Administrators. The only way I can get sharing to work on any of the folders is by changing the Network access permission to "Everyone".
This is an example of what I've done to try to get the problem resolved for the group "Administrators"
Things I've checked: -Test_Folder -> Properties -> Sharing -> Share: Administrators - R/W -Test_Folder ->Properties ->Sharing -> Advanced Sharing -> Permissions: Administrators - Full control -Test_Folder -> Security -> Administrators: Allow all
-Network and Sharing Center -> Change Advanced Sharing Settings For Home: -Turn on Network Discovery -Turn on File and Printer Sharing -Turn on public folder sharing -Tried both on off for Password protected sharing
For Public: all same settings
It is frustrating because we had the whole setup working fine on a Windows 2003 server, but we have encountered this permissions problem moving the folders onto a 2008 server OS.