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A Windows 8.1 user cannot access one specfic network share on a windows 2008 R2 server.

Windows cannot access \\COMPUTERNAME\Users You do not have permission to access \\COMPUTERNAME\Users. Contact your network administrator to request access.

  • The shared folder is configured to be accessible to a group, with full control
  • The shared folder has filesystem security set to full control to the same group
  • Other users in the same group can access the shared folder (they are not part of Administrators and Domain Admins)
  • The blocked user can access other shares on the server
  • The blocked user is also part of Administrators and Domain Admins
  • I have tried to delete and recreate the share

What can I try?

  • I have deleted the share, reset the security settings, reset the owership, re-applied security settings re-created the network share.. same behaviour :-( Could there be some corruption in the Active Directory? – Riccardo Sep 26 '14 at 14:03
  • Strange thing, sharing a subfolder within the offending one, will allow the blocked user to access shared folders. The problem seems to lie into the main folder (c:\Users) – Riccardo Sep 26 '14 at 14:05
  • More thoughts: the blocked user can access the share \\COMPUTERNAME\C$ ... this is crazy! – Riccardo Sep 26 '14 at 14:06
  • Effective Permissions tab? – BlueCompute Sep 26 '14 at 14:06
  • tried that too, apparently the user has all the permissions ticked (enabled) – Riccardo Sep 26 '14 at 14:08

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