Tuesday, May 29, 2007

LAN Okay, Network share inaccessible ?

It several times happens that when a server is restarted the network shares become inaccessible , in that :

Check out whether the following is services are started and ensure that the Startup type is set to "Automatic"
- Server Service
- Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
- Workstation Service

And here are the top 10 Potential Problematic Security SettingsMany enterprise management tools rely on several of these features of the operating system:

Enterprise and other applications may require:
Administrative Shares (C$, ADMIN$) - AutoShareWks or AutoShareServer
Remote Registry Service
Task Scheduler
RestrictAnonymous (Null User Sessions)
NTFS/Registry Permissions
LM VS. NTLM VS. NTLMv2 Authentication - LmCompatibilityLevel
File/Printer Sharing Bindings
Workstation Service
Server Service

To troubleshoot most of these settings, it is either:
- Turn it on
- Turn it off
- Tweak the value
For an application to function properly, it may require tuning several of the settings listed above.

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