Windows Server 2008 R2 X64 can't run network shares


#1

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:


#2

See if THIS THREAD helps…


#3

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


#4

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?


#5

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


#6

Would you post the output of those commands for review?


#7

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.


#8

bump


#9

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


#10

The net view from my Windows 7 laptop:

175i66F7F017B2258265


#11

I can’t see your screen scrapes until a moderator approves your image.   Just paste the TEXT/


#12

Net Group:


#13

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.


#14

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?


#15

Client PC:100

Server (Static)158

WDLAN (Static):175


#16

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.


#17

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


#18

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?


#19

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