A couple of weeks ago, users were suddenly unable to connect to a server after it had been restarted, this was tracked down to some services which were on manual and were not starting. After starting these services, users were able to contact their shared folders on the server, but they are unable to connect to the 'default share' and therefore cannot access printers that were shared out from the server.
I share the 'c drive' out as C$ (default share), but shortly afterwards when i check, it has been unshared.
No one can connect to the 'root' share, but they have no problems connecting to shares further down the tree.
They can ping 'server' but when trying to access server, it says it either could not find, or access denied.
Printers have been set up via IP in the mean time, but this is causing other issues.
What could be stopping C$ from being shared (it is perfectly happy to be shared as somthing other than C$)
Could it be a service that is still not running?
Thanks in advance.