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"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 NTserver, the connection attempt may not succeed and you may receive theerror message "Access Denied," even though you do have permissions to thenetwork share.

For example, this error message may appear when you click Start, clickRun, and then type a command such as the following sample command in theOpen box:
This problem may occur if the Windows NT server has a large number ofshares (approximately 1,000 or more), especially if the share name appearstowards the end of the list of share names (sorted alphabetically). Undersuch 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 thislist.
For additional information, please see the following article in theMicrosoft 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

Article ID: 188206 - Last Review: 10/09/2013 17:38:02 - Revision: 2.2

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