Access Denied Error When Attempting to Connect to a Network Share

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When you attempt to connect to a network share, you may receive the following error message:
\\Servername\share is not accessible.
Access Denied
If you are accessing a share in another domain, this message may appear even though you have verified that the trust is configured correctly. Also, the share may be visible in Network Neighborhood.


This problem can occur when the share permissions are set correctly but the NTFS partition permissions granting access to individual folders or files have not been properly assigned. This problem can also occur when the reverse is true.


This issue may be resolved by verifying that both the share permissions and the NTFS partition permissions are correctly configured for individual user or group access.


Article ID: 214759 - Last Review: February 20, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • 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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