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Windows 7: Can access share by IP, not by name

21 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Can access share by IP, not by name

Server 2008 share with Active Directory. All other shares on server can be accessed with no problems at all.

When I try to access \\servername\faculty I get the error message:
"Windows cannot access \\servername\faculty. You do not have permissions to access \\servername\faculty. Contact your network administrator to request access.

If I access by IP address \\\faculty it loads fine.

I have:
Removed and re-added computer from domain.
Release and renewed IP and flushed DNS.
Deleted the share, re-created it, and re-assigned the user's rights.

Any other thoughts/suggestions? Thanks!

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21 Aug 2012   #2

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Does it resolve to ip address
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21 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

All I needed to do was post and then I found the issue on my next Google search. The CSC database was corrupted. I ran the Fix It at and the issue appears to be resolved.
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