Access is Denied

Microsoft Windows server v2003 r2 standa...
April 2, 2010 at 07:12:47
Specs: Windows XP
I continue to get "Access is Denied" when trying to map users to the secondary drive (d:) on my server, unless the user is a member of the Administrators group. The users can map to the primary drive (c:) on the server without a problem. I've given the users full control on all folders, but still get "Access is Denied" message. Any idea what could be causing this?

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April 2, 2010 at 11:10:19
You should never ever allow users access to the system/boot drive [c:]. You are asking for your server to be trashed.

Sounds like you are using the default admin shares C$ and D$

Users should never be administrators. Ever. Again you are begging for your server to be trashed.

Proper procedure is as follows:
Create user/group accounts
Create and share a folder on d: like 'Shared Folders"
Set the folder permissions [if all users are in a group just assign the group to the folder with full control]
Then from the workstation browse to the \\servername\sharename
Using explorer and tools map the share to a drive letter like z: or if in a domain set a drive mapping [net use] in the logon script.

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April 4, 2010 at 08:24:39
I've never understood why people allow users to map to the root of a drive. Mostly it is because they simply do not understand how to set security properly.

Have you set the sharing permissions properly? You have NTFS and Share permissions. Did you check them both?

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