Cant acces shares on whs 2008

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by matt77303, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

    Jul 1, 2007
    34
    1
    0
    Hi

    Ive set up a server and i have shared the 2 hdds, by right clicking on them and sharing.

    On my windows 7 laptop i can see the drives and the folders on them but when i try to open the folders i get a error, cant remember exactly, I'm at work, something about not having permission.

    Also the desktop connector software that i installed on the laptop fails to find the server, even though remote desktop connection works.

    Could somebody post a link to the correct version of the connector software for windows home server 2008, cus i think i need to get working first so i can sort out the above.

    I no its not a hardware issue cus i had it working perfectly with whs 2011 but I'm trying to go back to 08 till there is a activation solution for 2011.

    Thanks in advance.

    Matt
     
  2. 100

    100 MDL Expert

    May 17, 2011
    1,346
    1,539
    60
    You could run Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials instead. It's the same thing as WHS 2011 really, just a few additional features such as an increased user limit and domain join capability.
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

    Jul 23, 2008
    5,778
    1,730
    180
    There NEVER was any WHS 08, you must mean WHS 1.0 (based on Server 2003)

    sebus
     
  4. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

    Jul 1, 2007
    34
    1
    0
    Yeah sorry.

    I ment windows server 2008 r2 enterprise

    Any ideas why i cant see access the shares

    Matt
     
  5. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

    Dec 2, 2011
    5,346
    6,025
    180
    #5 redroad, Mar 3, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012
    Are you making the request with administrative rights?
     
  6. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

    Dec 2, 2011
    5,346
    6,025
    180
    If you are just starting this process !00's suggestion is the one I'd go with. It is far more lean than a full blown enterprise server with domain control. It works well as a media server and is better than WHS 2011.There is a lot been posted about it here on MDL. A bios mod will get you a permanent solution with a better product than WHS 2011 IMHO

     
  7. 100

    100 MDL Expert

    May 17, 2011
    1,346
    1,539
    60
    Umm.. care to explain what that would do, and how it could possibly relate to a share permissions issue?
     
  8. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

    Jul 1, 2007
    34
    1
    0
    When i was running whs 11 i liked the software that ran on my laptop that told me the status of the server, what it had done, needed updates etc is there a same thing for windows server 2008?

    Matt
     
  9. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

    Dec 2, 2011
    5,346
    6,025
    180
    #9 redroad, Mar 3, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012
    Only to check whether operating with full admin. rights. Like I advised change nothing. Where the server is domain controller also like for example with Windows SBS 2011 standard by default you are not in full admin.
     
  10. 100

    100 MDL Expert

    May 17, 2011
    1,346
    1,539
    60
    Sorry, but that doesn't make any sense at all.
     
  11. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

    Dec 2, 2011
    5,346
    6,025
    180
    #11 redroad, Mar 3, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012
    No need to apologize / not making sense is one of my strong suits. :rofl6:

    edit: changed post #5 to reflect not making any sense. I will leave this to those who have far more experience than I.
     
  12. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

    Jul 1, 2007
    34
    1
    0
    how do i do that?

    Matt
     
  13. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

    Jul 1, 2007
    34
    1
    0
    right, ive got my self confused here,

    im starting again.

    Im installing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 SP1

    and ill try again

    Matt
     
  14. spiralien

    spiralien MDL Senior Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    275
    510
    10
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  15. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

    Jul 1, 2007
    34
    1
    0
    yeap, did that.

    Thanks

    Matt
     
  16. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

    Jul 1, 2007
    34
    1
    0
    out of intrest, how many times can you re-arm whs 11, cus at least that worked.

    matt
     
  17. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

    Jul 1, 2007
    34
    1
    0
    right im getting fed up with this, im just gonna go a buy whs 2011 on monday. is there a iso of whs 2011 i can install now so im up and running and just activate with the key i get on monday?

    ill be getting this i recon, novatech.co.uk/products/software/operatingsystems/ccq-00128.html

    Matt
     
  18. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

    Dec 2, 2011
    5,346
    6,025
    180
  19. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

    Jul 1, 2007
    34
    1
    0
    #19 matt77303, Mar 3, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012
    (OP)
    That sounds good, i dont see a download link anywhere though.

    Matt

    edit, found one on binsearch
     
  20. 100

    100 MDL Expert

    May 17, 2011
    1,346
    1,539
    60
    There is also a way to convert the WHS 2011 ISO to WSSE so you don't have to download the entire thing.