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problem accessing share folders on Win 2000

problem accessing share folders on Win 2000

4:26 pm on Apr 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have recently formatted my slave machine with a fresh install of win 2000. I have it set up with several different share folders.

The problem that I am having is that after an extended amount of time I can no longer access these folders. My computer says it cannot find the resource or that I do not have permission.

What is even more strange is that the win 2000 machine cannot even access its own share folders through network neighborhood.

Any tips?

The only solution I have found is to re-boot the machine. Not a very good one...

7:41 pm on Apr 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Drooh, you may want to look at the permissions on the folders themselves. After configuring the permissions properly, the best way to test to see if you can read and write to those folders is to try the UNC path from the local machine.
Hope that helps.
8:56 pm on Apr 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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i will try that, but what could cause them to once be available then later not be found? then upon a simple re-boot everything is fine again?
10:46 pm on Apr 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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That is very strange indeed, does the computer go into suspend mode, or hibernation? Is it a wireless laptop that drops a connection? What does the system event viewer say? (Right click "My computer" and select manage)
11:39 pm on Apr 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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well since re-booting it has not caused this problem again. i will keep watching and when it hangs again I will try to report any and all errors I get.

as for your questions. the computer does not go into standby or hibernation. It is a desktop directly connected with gigabit nic.

I thought maybe it was my firewall (kerio 4.2) but when I turn it off the problem still persists.

4:06 am on Apr 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

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ok its doing it again. here is what is happening.

on my main pc I have a few shortcuts on my desktop that link to the share on the slave machine.

the 1st link is just to the computer itself, when i dbl click it this is the error I get.
\\slave-machine is not accesible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Windows cannot find the network path. Verify that the network path is correct and the destination computer is not busy or turned off. If windows still cannot find the network path, contact your network administrator.

on the slave machine I opened up comp management/sys tools/ event viewer and these are a few of the errors listed.

under aplication - info
The timeout waiting for the performance data collection function "PerfProc" in the "C:\WINNT\system32\perfproc.dll" Library to finish has expired. There may be a problem with this extensible counter or the service it is collecting data from or the system may have been very busy when this call was attempted.

that error is duplicated about 15-20 times.

then under system I get
The server was unable to allocate a work item 341 times in the last 60 seconds.

2:48 pm on Apr 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If by any chance you are running norton internet security, you might want to make sure that it sees the MAC of your network router as a trusted address.
6:54 pm on Apr 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

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i am running avg free 7.5 and kerio 4.2. im thinking that somehow its the kerio but even if i shut it off this problem still persists. i am going to try un-installing it and see.
9:29 pm on May 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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ok, i have uninstalled kerio firewall and the problem has yet to come back... i will let you know. i may wait a little longer then try to re-install it and see if it happens again. thanks.