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Installed SP3 and now i cannot write to network shares

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by swordsaint, Apr 2, 2009.

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  1. swordsaint

    swordsaint Thread Starter

    May 30, 2007
    Greetings everyone, here's one for you !

    i have 2 workstations. PC1 is used as a file server and PC2 is the client pc.
    Both had SP2 Pro... and network shares and security permissions worked flawlessly.

    Last night, i installed XP3 onto both workstations. now all my shares on the PC1 are inaccessable for PC2. my permissions have not changed!

    From PC1 if i type in the explorer address bar: \\MAINPC\Shares1
    i can access it , BUT cannot write to it (although i am logged in as the admin and have full admin rights to the folder) i get the error "access denied" cannot create folder.

    here's what i've done so far:
    - i disabled my MS firewall
    - removed all share and permissions and started from scratch.
    (i do not use simple file sharing)
    - Removed my AV software (AVG 8.5)
    - Checked error logs and they aren't reporting anything!

    the last thing i want to do is revert back to SP2, what am i missing here?!
    any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
  2. fairnooks

    fairnooks Banned

    Oct 1, 2007
    Do you have a security tab on those properties to go along with the share tab and the rest? If so, check that, I think its very similar to Vista when not using simple sharing and both the sharing and security permissions have to allow access to get it working there.
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