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Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Network Shares

By Peter Jarrett - Thursday, May 06, 2004 10:23:26 AM

When you create a share under either Windows 2003 Server or Windows XP it may be created with \"Read-Only\" rights instead of \"Read/Write\" or \"Read/Change\" or \"Full Access\" (see screenshot below)

With the exception of Powerlog shares, we recommend that you change the Share Permissions to give both Read and Write (or \"Change\") permissions on any shares that you are using with P Squared Products.

If you don't alter these Permissions then it is very likely that your software will be unable to run correctly and may close unexpectedly with various different error messages.

Details of how to change the permissions can be found by choosing the \"Help\" option on the Start menu and searching for \"Shared Folder Permissions\", but usually it is a simple matter of ticking the \"Allow Change\" box and clicking OK.

An example is a \"Myriad\" share - if this only has \"Read Only\" permissions then Myriad will not be able to use any of the Databases that are stored on it. This is because Myriad needs to be able to write certain critical information back to the databases while it is using it.