Cannot see contents of share on Win2k3 Server from Vista Options

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by CarlosSanchezJr, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. I am having an interesting problem. I have a development server at
    the office with a share that has permissions only for certain users.
    I have opened up the firewall on the server and on my home Vista
    machine to allow file sharing. I can connect to the share (or server
    by using \\<ip>\c$) and login, however I cannot see any of the
    directory contents.

    I had a co-worker test this at home with his WinXP box and it works
    just fine. I am completely baffled and do not know where to turn
    next. I have looked at various articles but have no answers.

    FYI, file sharing within the office and file sharing within my home
    network are fine without any problems.
    CarlosSanchezJr, Aug 5, 2008
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  2. Just wanted to add some notes to this while I've been trying to figure
    it out:
    - Can ping and nslookup to the server with no problems
    - Disabled all firewalls, still nothing
    - Co-worker can also access using a Vista box from his house, but he
    has two boxes and the other one has the same problem I do (weird)
    - Tried using some command line "netsh" "autotuning" that I saw on a
    post here somewhere but that did not work
    - Tried using Virtual PC with Windows XP to map the share and I had
    the same issue

    I'm at a loss here and cannot figure out what to do next. Note that I
    can "map" the share, but the directory contents come up empty. Also,
    I tried mapping using several different admin accounts and they all
    turn up the same thing.

    Any ideas?
    CarlosSanchezJr, Aug 5, 2008
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  3. If you map a drive to the remote share, can you then list the contents at
    the command prompt?
    Anthony [MVP], Aug 5, 2008
  4. When I try, I get the following results:

    Volume in drive Z has no label.
    Directory of z:\

    File Not Found
    CarlosSanchezJr, Aug 5, 2008
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