Security Tab Missing for Shared Folder in File Properties in Windows NT Explorer

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SYMPTOMS

When you map a network drive to a remote share and view the properties of a file or folder in that share, the Security tab may be missing.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if the shared folder has a long file name and does not conform to the 8.3 naming format.

RESOLUTION

Use one of the following workarounds to resolve this issue:

  • Use a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) connection to connect to the share instead of mapping a drive letter. UNC connections use the following format: \\<servername>\<sharename>, where <servername> is the name of the server to which you want to connect and <sharename> is the name of the share to which you want to connect.
  • Use File Manager (Winfile.exe) instead of Windows NT Explorer.
  • Rename the folder using the 8.3 naming format.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 4.0.

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Article ID: 177659 - Last Review: October 31, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
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