Windows Server 2008 R2 X64 can't run network shares

I’m running win2k8 with a static IP. I can’t get network shares to run (have gotten them to run from a win2k3 box). When I click on the Network Shares menu nothing happens. I’m going crazy trying to get this to run! :angry:

See if THIS THREAD helps…

The only thing mentioned in that thread that I didn’t do, didn’t do anything =(.

Well, this is probably obvious, but the reason you’re not getting any list of servers in the Network Share listing is that the server isn’t (properly) advertising itself as a Network Server to the WD.

Do your other Windows client PCs see the shares?

In other words, if on a DIFFERENT windows box you execute the command

c:> net view

You see the server in the list?

and if you do…

c:> net view \servername

You get a list of all the shared folders from that server?

Yes, I see it from other machines (The shares) and when I execute the command it runs successfully.

Would you post the output of those commands for review?

It just lists the 2 shared folders on my server. 1 shared folder for files ( for my whole network to sotre stuff in) and the server’s M Drive which is my media drive and is shared.

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Bump?  I’m still waiting for your response on my previous question.   I don’t want you to paraphrase what it says, I need the actual output.

And also, on the server itself, output of these commands:

NET GROUP

NET LOCALGROUP

NET SHARE

NET STATISTICS SERVER

The net view from my Windows 7 laptop:

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Net Group:

176iD37E43C25753D949

Net View: (From Laptop)

Share Name Type Used as Content


Files Disk N:

Media Disk

Rest are from server 2k8 r2

Net group:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]

Copyright © 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Administrator>net group

This command can be used only on a Windows Domain Controller.

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 3515.

C:\Users\Administrator>

C:\Users\Administrator>net group

This command can be used only on a Windows Domain Controller.

Net Localgroup:

C:\Users\Administrator>net localgroup

Aliases for \BOC58SRV2K8


*Administrators

*Backup Operators

*Certificate Service DCOM Access

*Cryptographic Operators

*Distributed COM Users

*Event Log Readers

*Guests

*IIS_IUSRS

*Network Configuration Operators

*Performance Log Users

*Performance Monitor Users

*Power Users

*Print Operators

*Remote Desktop Users

*Replicator

*Users

The command completed successfully.

Net Share:

C:\Users\Administrator>net share

Share name   Resource                        Remark


C$           C:\                             Default share

D$           D:\                             Default share

M$           M:\                             Default share

IPC$                                         Remote IPC

ADMIN$       C:\Windows                      Remote Admin

Files        D:\Files

Media        M:\

The command completed successfully.

Net Share:

C:\Users\Administrator>net share

Share name   Resource                        Remark


C$           C:\                             Default share

D$           D:\                             Default share

M$           M:\                             Default share

IPC$                                         Remote IPC

ADMIN$       C:\Windows                      Remote Admin

Files        D:\Files

Media        M:\

Net Statistics Server:

C:\Users\Administrator>net statistics server

Server Statistics for \BOC58SRV2K8

Statistics since 7/6/2010 11:45:27 PM

Sessions accepted                  2

Sessions timed-out                 0

Sessions errored-out               0

Kilobytes sent                     548615

Kilobytes received                 422

Mean response time (msec)          0

System errors                      0

Permission violations              0

Password violations                0

Files accessed                     3968

Communication devices accessed     0

Print jobs spooled                 0

Times buffers exhausted

  Big buffers                      0

  Request buffers                  0

The command completed successfully.

Ok, all of that looks good (except for the lack of the user alias “Everyone”, but that shouldn’t be causing this specific problem.

What are the IP addresses of:

Your client PC

Your Server

Your WDTV?

Client PC:100

Server (Static)158

WDLAN (Static):175

Wait a sec.  The NET VIEW from your laptop is wrong.  That should not be listing SHARES, that should be listing SERVERS.

You should see:

Server Name            Remark

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

\BOC58SRV2K8

\WDTVLIVE             WDTV LIVE

(any other devices sharing.)

The command completed successfully.

Using net view on the laptop reports:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]

Copyright © 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Nick>net view

System error 6118 has occurred.

The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available

C:\Users\Nick>net view

System error 6118 has occurred.

The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available

C:\Users\Nick

C:\Users\Nick>net viewSystem error 6118 has occurred.
The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available

C:\Users\Nick>net viewSystem error 6118 has occurred.
The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available

Well, THAT tells me everything.

You’ve got a problem on your network.

It could be any one or all of these:

One:  You don’t have a master browser running on your network.

Two:  You probably don’t have Network Discovery fully enabled on your server

Three:  You’re running ICF / ICS and blocking access to network discovery

Four:  Your WORKGROUP or DOMAIN are different.

I’m guessing you can only mount shares by providing FULL UCNs, like:

NET USE N: \servername\sharename

but you CAN’T browse to those shares using Explorer?

I can browse to them fine. Using explorer that is.