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On Windows Server 2003 several shared folders exist and have run just fine for well over a year.

These shares are also mapped network drives (not that this should make a difference).

When trying to view them:

c:\>net view \\SERVER_NAME

It kicks back with:

System error 5 has occurred.

Access is denied.

Any Ideas?

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Microsoft has a nice article on this problem:

Also, I've known firewall and router-rule changes have caused problems with allowing "net view" to work.

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seems the right place to start. my favorite is the "Windows Time Service Technical Reference" page, as clock sync most often causes theis. Saddly there link results in: "Server Error in '/WINDOWSSERVER' Application." I love microsoft! – ethyreal Aug 7 '09 at 19:10

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