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  • Can Access Shared folder by Drive Letter but not UNC Path

    Hi all,

    First time posting. I have a 2008 R2 Enterprise 64-bit domain controller / file server.

    On this server are the user's personal folders for each user under a parent folder.

    PROBLEM: Users can access the personal folders if a drive letter is mapped to the folder location (ex: \\ server \ share$ \ user folder). However users cannot access their personal folders via the exact same UNC path if the path is entered directly. They are prompted for a username & logon (which fails, even if we use domain\user format). The issue is not limited to a particular user or PC.

    The parent folder is shared but not visible with a "$" suffix. All users have full share permissions to this folder.

    NTFS permissions on the parent folder are:
    - Authenticated Users: List Folders / Read data, Create Folders / append data (this folder only)
    - Creator Owner: Full control (subfolders and files only)
    - Administrators: Full Control (this folder, subfolders & files)
    - System: Full Control (this folder, subfolders & files)

    The above NTFS permissions are not inherited. Inherited permissions are turned off.

    User's My Documents folder is redirected to the user folder under this share via GPO, folders are automatically generated at first logon. Grant Exclusive rights is disabled in the GPO.


    What am I missing?

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    Re: Can Access Shared folder by Drive Letter but not UNC Path

    I also should note that the parent folder permissions are inherited by the subfolders under the parent. There are no inherited permissions on the parent folder itself.
    Last edited by magic8ball; 2nd May 2012, 14:00.

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