Cant access my share

February 18, 2011 at 02:01:32
Specs: WIndows 2003 Server, Core 2 Duo
Really hope someone can help. I have a windows 2003 domain server with a number of computers that log into it.

One of the computers have an odd problem. Any user can log into the domain from that computer. Each user have a personal shared folder that is mapped to the z: drive. Problem is that when they click on the folder it says "the operation has been cancelled due to restriction in effect on this computer. Please contact your administrator. Which is me ;-) I can however go to RUN and enter the network sharename eg. \\server\koos which opens the folder with full rights
Only normal domain users have the problem on this computer. Not admin users.

On any other computer in the network a user can log in and access his personal folder/drive

Any ideas?



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#1
February 18, 2011 at 06:54:10
Are you using a Batch file with NET MAP in the login script or are you using a VB Script to map the drives.

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#2
February 18, 2011 at 08:41:41
have the computer join a workgroup and then rejoin it back to the domain. Sounds like the trust between it and the DC has failed. Most likely there are event viewer warnings of this.

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#3
February 18, 2011 at 23:43:00
The folder is mapped on the server side inside the Active Directory. Click on user, goto profile. Home folder connect z: to \\server\user

This work when I connect from any other pc. Only this one has the problem.


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#4
February 19, 2011 at 11:34:31
kkksmith did you not understand my post?

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#5
February 20, 2011 at 03:29:08
I understood your post perfectly. In fact that was the first thing I tried. My previous reply was to ace_omega. My apologies for the misunderstanding.

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#6
February 22, 2011 at 08:49:03
""the operation has been canceled due to restriction in effect on this computer. Please contact your administrator."

I have seen this error when you have Access Time Restrictions setup on the users as well. What time of the day are you trying to access the drives?

I only asked in how you are mapping the drives because some techniques are susceptible to Virus scans which cause a long period before the drives actually map because they have to be scanned first.

What happens when you just try accessing the share through an UNC path like...

\\yourserver\yourshare

in your Start -> Run box?

If it is a rights issue then you will get an error. If you do try logging off and back on as administrator and accessing the share if you can then see what is different. If you can not then it might be as Wanderer has suggested that you lost access to the authentication server. Do as he has suggested which is remove the computer from the domain and rejoin it.

Other things you can look at is DNS issues. You may not be able to authenticate to the server because DNS is not resolving the FQDN. Try pinging your Domain and reverse lookup on the Domain Controllers.

I hope this helps.


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#7
February 23, 2011 at 06:40:21
I tried in the following order:

"I have seen this error when you have Access Time Restrictions setup on the users as well. What time of the day are you trying to access the drives?"

I have tried at various time of the day, morning, noon and night. Also tried net user testuser /times:all

"What happens when you just try accessing the share through an UNC path like..."

It opens the correct folder with full rights.

"If you do try logging off and back on as administrator and accessing the share if you can then see what is different."

Logged in as administrator and could access the shared folders without a problem.

"Do as he has suggested which is remove the computer from the domain and rejoin it."

Did that already. Twice

"Try pinging your Domain and reverse lookup on the Domain Controllers."

Ping gave an immediate and correct reply. Did reverse lookup and got the correct reply.

I am not having a nice network day. ;-)

Koos


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#8
February 23, 2011 at 07:09:14
If you are able to access the drives as an administrator but not as the user and the user is able to access the drives through UNC pathing but not the mapping then it is pointing to the problem not being in the computer but in the Active Directory. It sounds like you may have a GPO setup that is only applying to this user. Check your GPOs.

This may help...

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/ar...


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#9
February 24, 2011 at 00:40:40
Just to clarify. All the users have the same problem. When they use the one computer they can't open the drive but when they use any other computer they can.

I read the article but apparently "Did you already install the GP Preferences client on all the 2003 machines, and have at least one Vista or 2008 computer in order to administer GPP? Those are the requirements."

I don't meet the requirement as I don't have any Windows 2008 or Vista computers.


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