Storage Server 2003 Shared Folder Issue - Storage

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  1. Storage Server 2003 Shared Folder Issue

    I'm trying to go live with a new WSS2003 box to consolidate my storage. I
    have a top level folder shared under my main data partition. The share
    permissions look fine and the NTFS permissions inherit all the way down, but
    XP workstations can only see 1 folder level under the root shared folder.

    If the UNC for subfolders is entered in the WinExplorer address box, they
    appear and work fine, although all items at that level still aren't
    displayed. I have been able to browse the entire share by a) mapping a drive
    to the share using FQDN b) disconnecting the mapped drive and c) mapping it
    again. Why that works makes no sense to me. Someone I work with has a vague
    recollection reading that WSS boxes need a Hosts file for some reason, but
    could provide no further detail.

    None of the above issues happen when accessing the share from either
    server2K or server2K3.

  2. Re: Storage Server 2003 Shared Folder Issue

    1) A host file only helps on the initial connection and only if there is no
    DNS on the network - but from the information below the initial connection
    is working.
    2) Do the folders appear if you log on as an administrator?


    Pat

    "YeskJim" wrote in message
    news:5EB2ACC4-3558-41A8-AC37-9A169478D60B@microsoft.com...
    > I'm trying to go live with a new WSS2003 box to consolidate my storage. I
    > have a top level folder shared under my main data partition. The share
    > permissions look fine and the NTFS permissions inherit all the way down,
    > but
    > XP workstations can only see 1 folder level under the root shared folder.
    >
    > If the UNC for subfolders is entered in the WinExplorer address box, they
    > appear and work fine, although all items at that level still aren't
    > displayed. I have been able to browse the entire share by a) mapping a
    > drive
    > to the share using FQDN b) disconnecting the mapped drive and c) mapping
    > it
    > again. Why that works makes no sense to me. Someone I work with has a
    > vague
    > recollection reading that WSS boxes need a Hosts file for some reason, but
    > could provide no further detail.
    >
    > None of the above issues happen when accessing the share from either
    > server2K or server2K3.




  3. Re: Storage Server 2003 Shared Folder Issue

    We found the issue - KB896427 fixed it. Since the system came online several
    months after this hotfix for patch MS05-011, we missed it as did MS tech
    support. A lucky Google search got us to the MS KB and from there we found
    the hotfix. I can say that in 15 years of working with MS file sharing this
    pretty much the most bizarre behavior I've seen!

    "Pat [MSFT]" wrote:

    > 1) A host file only helps on the initial connection and only if there is no
    > DNS on the network - but from the information below the initial connection
    > is working.
    > 2) Do the folders appear if you log on as an administrator?
    >
    >
    > Pat
    >
    > "YeskJim" wrote in message
    > news:5EB2ACC4-3558-41A8-AC37-9A169478D60B@microsoft.com...
    > > I'm trying to go live with a new WSS2003 box to consolidate my storage. I
    > > have a top level folder shared under my main data partition. The share
    > > permissions look fine and the NTFS permissions inherit all the way down,
    > > but
    > > XP workstations can only see 1 folder level under the root shared folder.
    > >
    > > If the UNC for subfolders is entered in the WinExplorer address box, they
    > > appear and work fine, although all items at that level still aren't
    > > displayed. I have been able to browse the entire share by a) mapping a
    > > drive
    > > to the share using FQDN b) disconnecting the mapped drive and c) mapping
    > > it
    > > again. Why that works makes no sense to me. Someone I work with has a
    > > vague
    > > recollection reading that WSS boxes need a Hosts file for some reason, but
    > > could provide no further detail.
    > >
    > > None of the above issues happen when accessing the share from either
    > > server2K or server2K3.

    >
    >
    >


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