Windows Share - Access Denied - 1 Domain Account on 1 Computer (Solved)



  • Well if you've seen my previous questions, you should expect something obscure and weird and I'm happy to provide another instance in Billy's Wacky House of IT Wonders. I finally solved this issue and wanted to share it.

    So on my main PC, using my domain admin credentials, I am no longer able to access 2 out of 3 network shares (3rd share I created) or the administrative share on our backup server. However, I can access those shares when logged into a different computer. Also when logged into my main PC with a Test Domain Admin account, I can access the shares.

    So the problem seems to be limited to my user account on my PC only. I have recreated my profile with no dice. I verified nothing was mapped via "net use". Even mapping and deleting JIC.

    So it being limited to 1 account on 1 machine really narrowed down the problem. I checked the Credential Manager in Win10 and apparently it decided to save the connection information for the 1 share I created (restricted permissions utilizing a specific account for our Voicemail automated backups). Once I deleted the 2 entries in Credential Manager, I was able to access the share.

    Hope this helps someone. I'm still not sure how/why Windows 10 decided to save those credentials like that for the machine itself instead of the network share specifically, but its all fixed now!



  • LIttle problems like this can drive you mad!

    Nice find!



  • @Dashrender said in Windows Share - Access Denied - 1 Domain Account on 1 Computer (Solved):

    LIttle problems like this can drive you mad!

    Nice find!

    yea man especially when i had to work on a backups issue and couldn't even access the folder!


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