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Help: Destination Folder Access Denied - Windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Help: Destination Folder Access Denied - Windows 8


    Hey guys,

    I'm new to forum posting so bare with me. We just purchased a new office computer and it came equipped with windows 8. Everything seemed to set up wonderfully as I connected back up to the server we have here in the office that is running Windows 2008 Server. I set up my printers, I mapped the network drives I needed.

    The problem I am having is that the mapped drives seemed to be "read-only." I can view and open all files, but I cannot save or create new folders on the drive. I have not changed anything on the server, as far as user settings or permissions because everything was working smooth on the former computer that ran WinXP. I'm just at a loss and I don't know what to do.

    I've read around numerous forums with no luck. I have checked the "manage your credentials" to ensure I have the proper Windows Credentials loaded as one forum suggested. I have tried a couple other things, but I cant seem to figure it out. Below you will see a screen shot of what I keep running into.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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  2. #2


    Are you logging in as the same user you were using on the Xp machine? If so, is that user set up with a roaming profile or redirected folders?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Yes. I am logging in using the same credentials I used before to access the drive. That user is set up with redirected folders I'm pretty sure. I will have to double check tomorrow morning.

    Thanks for the prompt response.

    Brenton
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    I have seen similar weird behavior when going from an xp to a windows 7 pc when using redirected folders or roaming profiles. It seems that the different configuration of the user folders between XP and Win 7/8 can cause some weird issues when logging into the server with the new pc. You might want to just try creating a new user on the server and logging into it from the new Win 8 pc.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    I will give it a try in the morning and see how it goes. I will report back. Thanks in advance.

    Brenton
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  6. #6


    I'm not sure about Windows server 08 but with server 03 the Security Policy settings in the link are required in order to gain access to folders on domains.


    https://www.eightforums.com/network-s...tml#post177162
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