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Hello

I have a small problem which I do not see a logic behind it....

If I access a machine called "Server" that has a IP of 192.168.1.23, if I go to //Server/Folder1/Folder2, I see inside lets say 2 folders. But if I go to //192.168.1.23/Folder1/Folder2 I see 7 folders! If I go directly to that PC and see it thru its "My Computer" I see that in (for example) C:\Folder1\Folder2 there are 7 folders....

Why does this happen? How can I solve this?

To clearify:
This seems to be happening only on Windows XP. Windows 7 (as far as I remember) does not have this issue.
They are accessing this share thru network drives which has the same thing as showing less folders.
The server is running Windows 2003 Small Business
All machines are on a domain and the DC is the that W2SB machine.

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Probabley either
a) ones got show hidden files and folders on
b) one has more permissons than the other, one dosnt have the corect permisons to read the file
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Probabley either
a) ones got show hidden files and folders on
b) one has more permissons than the other, one dosnt have the corect permisons to read the file

That makes no sense at all.

PC A can only see 2 folders going to //Server/Folder1/Folder2
The same PC A sees 7 folders going to //192.168.1.23/Folder1/Folder2

Pinging "Server" returns a IP of 192.168.1.23. Pinging "192.168.1.23" with -a in Windows resolves "Server" so I am sure its the same. I checked on "Server" and that is its IP....

It does not sound like a permissions issue.
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That makes no sense at all.

PC A can only see 2 folders going to //Server/Folder1/Folder2
The same PC A sees 7 folders going to //192.168.1.23/Folder1/Folder2

Pinging "Server" returns a IP of 192.168.1.23. Pinging "192.168.1.23" with -a in Windows resolves "Server" so I am sure its the same. I checked on "Server" and that is its IP....

It does not sound like a permissions issue.

Just because it can resolve the IP doesn't mean it isn't a permissions issue. It was already obvious they could both connect to the server. The actual folders/files themselves could have different permissions not allowing one system to see them. Has nothing to do with whether it can resolve the IP or not. Also as said above, the folders/files may be hidden from view and one system doesn't have system/hidden files open for viewing.
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Just because it can resolve the IP doesn't mean it isn't a permissions issue. It was already obvious they could both connect to the server. The actual folders/files themselves could have different permissions not allowing one system to see them. Has nothing to do with whether it can resolve the IP or not. Also as said above, the folders/files may be hidden from view and one system doesn't have system/hidden files open for viewing.

Again, it is not about resolving a IP............

Please read because I think you guys are not reading it correctly.



PC A can access "Server" and see 2 folders. PC A can access "192.168.1.23" and see 7 folders. PC A. THE SAME PC.

AFAIK, you cannot set permissions (or they would be pointless) that if you access a PC thru its IP instead of its name, you have different things you can do..........

If there are any questions or I am not making myself clear. PLEASE ask. I am talking about one PC in this scenario. Imagine there are no more PCs. Just one accessing one server. Thru "Sever" it can see less things than thru its IP...
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Again, it is not about resolving a IP............

Please read because I think you guys are not reading it correctly.



PC A can access "Server" and see 2 folders. PC A can access "192.168.1.23" and see 7 folders. PC A. THE SAME PC.

AFAIK, you cannot set permissions (or they would be pointless) that if you access a PC thru its IP instead of its name, you have different things you can do..........

If there are any questions or I am not making myself clear. PLEASE ask. I am talking about one PC in this scenario. Imagine there are no more PCs. Just one accessing one server. Thru "Sever" it can see less things than thru its IP...

So basically what you said from your original post to this one is completely different. Cool. Accessing a server through the IP and through the hostname can result in differences. Would be good to know what folders are being hidden, or if they are just folders you have added yourself.

You most likely just need to go through the share settings and make sure there is nothing erroneous going on as you are connecting via two different methods on the same system rather than a Win XP and a Win 7 system having differences as your title and post states.
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Are you visitng these addresses FROM the server or from another host?

If its from the server going to //server may not be going over the network maybe, whereas //192 goes onto your network back into the host, is it happening on al machines or jus a few? And what method are you using to share files? (The built in windows i assume)

Maybe its sharing lan permssions?
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Originally Posted by TwilightEscape View Post

So basically what you said from your original post to this one is completely different.
No, they arent but lets continue.
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Cool. Accessing a server through the IP and through the hostname can result in differences.
Source please. I am accessing a local server thru its hostname and thru its IP. It should be exactly identical.

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Originally Posted by TwilightEscape View Post

Would be good to know what folders are being hidden, or if they are just folders you have added yourself.
My god lol..........*takes a deep breath* There are NO hidden folders involved in this what so ever.

Ive also checked permissions and permissions seems to be OK. Ill double check them on Monday as well.
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You most likely just need to go through the share settings and make sure there is nothing erroneous going on as you are connecting via two different methods on the same system rather than a Win XP and a Win 7 system having differences as your title and post states.
What? No.

I said that a machine, Windows XP, could not see al folders when accessing thru //SERVER and could when accessing thru //192.168.1.23

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Originally Posted by Ulquiorra View Post

Are you visitng these addresses FROM the server or from another host?
From another host. I have not tried from the server itself.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ulquiorra View Post

If its from the server going to //server may not be going over the network maybe, whereas //192 goes onto your network back into the host, is it happening on al machines or jus a few? And what method are you using to share files? (The built in windows i assume)
Not from the server. It happens just a few. I can confirm that this happens on (at least one) Windows 7 machine as well

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Maybe its sharing lan permssions?
Explain please.

Thank you Ulquiorra for rereading and understanding the thread smile.gif
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No, they arent but lets continue.
Source please. I am accessing a local server thru its hostname and thru its IP. It should be exactly identical.
My god lol..........*takes a deep breath* There are NO hidden folders involved in this what so ever.

Ive also checked permissions and permissions seems to be OK. Ill double check them on Monday as well.
What? No.

I said that a machine, Windows XP, could not see al folders when accessing thru //SERVER and could when accessing thru //192.168.1.23
From another host. I have not tried from the server itself.
Not from the server. It happens just a few. I can confirm that this happens on (at least one) Windows 7 machine as well

"Windows XP PC sees less files than Windows 7 PC"

And with that said I'm done here since you can't seem to answer questions fully or accurately.

Hope you get it sorted, but doubtful at this rate, and it's still tied into the differences between a hostname and an ip connection; They do have differences in how they work, especially on a local net. Look it up.
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Nah it wouldnt be lan permisions that was if it was on the sever

And my fault i mis read the first post smile.gif, i thought you said pc a could see 2 pc b could see 7,


I wouldnt suppose you know much about wireshark do you?
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