"Access Denied" Connecting to Windows NT Server with Many Shares

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When you attempt to connect to a network share on a Microsoft Windows NT server, the connection attempt may not succeed and you may receive the error message "Access Denied," even though you do have permissions to the network share.

For example, this error message may appear when you click Start, click Run, and then type a command such as the following sample command in the Open box:


This problem may occur if the Windows NT server has a large number of shares (approximately 1,000 or more), especially if the share name appears towards the end of the list of share names (sorted alphabetically). Under such conditions, the list of network share names may exceed 64 kilobytes (KB), and the share name may not appear within the first 64 KB of this list.


For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
160807 Cannot Connect to Windows NT Server with Many Shares


This problem no longer occurs in Windows 98. To resolve this problem, install the current version of Windows. For information about the current version of Windows, visit http://www.microsoft.com/windows.


Article ID: 188206 - Last Review: October 9, 2013 - Revision: 2.2
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