Windows Server 2003 SP2 Folder Sharing Problem

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Fujitsu Siemens Server
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Shared folders
Windows Server 2003 SP2
Dear Friends I recently configured a Fujitsu Siemens Server with OS Windows Server 2003 SP2. Initially after the installation of the server I was facing a problem of pinging to the server from the XP and Vista Clients. After starting the ROUTING AND REMOTE ACCESS service this problem was sorted out. After that I tried to share a folder (created on the desktop of the server). The Share Permissions Rights and Security Rights for that folder were given correctly. When I tried to access the folder from the XP and Vista clients I was not able to see this shared folder. I was trying to see the shared folders from the login ID of the users who were given the permission to access the folder. When I type \servername on the RUN option I get a blank window. On the server when I do the same I am able to see the shared folders. When I open My Computer --> Manage I am again able to see the shared folders over there. When I recheck the permissions there is no problem with that also. I also confirmed that if any DENY setting is there or not. But that is also not the case. I hope that I had made the problem clear. If any body could help me then kindly post your answers or mail me at

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Are you running a domain or is this setup in a workgroup enviroment? There are huge difference on how to do these things depending on what enviroment you are in.

Let me know what your setup is and I will try and assist you.


Please make sure once again by going to that folder and check in sharing tab you will find one button “Permissions”, please click this button apply the permissions here and recheck it will work.


for permission you have to select the user or user group. and after applying this setting you will see that folder on other PC on LAN. be careful to give rights if you don’t select everyone then you can not access that folder and if that PC is not in domain so you have to give extra permission by clicking on advance button in permissions box. if it does not work then you will ask me by mail


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