Folder share lost after Server reboot - Windows 2003 R2 File Serve

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Portopalermo, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Portopalermo

    Portopalermo Guest

    I've noticed recently that 2 or 3 folders on Windows 2003 R2 File Server
    loose their share configuration after the server reboots.

    The reboot happens because of the Windows Update Automatically.
    This is a virtual server running on Windows Virtual Server 2005.
    There are many other folders shared on this server, but the issue involved
    only two or three of them. These are created recently.

    Do you have any idea why this should happen?
    Is this a matter of sharing configuration?
    Can anyone please give any suggestion how to resolve this?
    Portopalermo, Aug 17, 2009
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  2. Hello Portopalermo,

    Do you use SP2 and all latest patches? Try restarting the 'Server' service.
    Also check following regkey to see if it is created correct:


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Aug 17, 2009
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  3. Portopalermo

    Portopalermo Guest

    Hi Meinolf Weber,
    thank you for your quick reply.

    The server is updated with the last SP and all patches. Automatic Updates is
    turned on and is fully functional.
    I just checked the regkey you mentioned. I see all other folders listed
    there, but can't find the ones involved in the lost-sharing issue.
    Could this be the reason? If so, what's the best way to add them?

    Portopalermo, Aug 17, 2009
  4. Hello Portopalermo,

    If you can not find them there, that's the problem they disappear after reboot.
    Remove the share, reboot or restart the server service and share it again.
    Then check if it is created in the registry.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Aug 17, 2009
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