Microsoft KB Archive/188206

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"Access Denied" Connecting to Windows NT Server with Many Shares


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 95 OEM Service Release, versions 1.0, 2.0, 2.1, 2.5


When you attempt to connect to a network share on a Microsoft Windows NT server, the connection attempt may not succeed and you may receive the error message "Access Denied," even though you do have permissions to the network share.

For example, this error message may appear when you click Start, click Run, and then type a command such as the following sample command in the Open box:



This problem may occur if the Windows NT server has a large number of shares (approximately 1,000 or more), especially if the share name appears towards the end of the list of share names (sorted alphabetically). Under such conditions, the list of network share names may exceed 64 kilobytes (KB), and the share name may not appear within the first 64 KB of this list.


This issue is resolved by the following updated file for Windows 95 and OSR2, as well as later versions of this file:

   MSNP32.DLL  version 4.00.955  dated 3/31/98 9:55am  67,584 bytes 

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q160807 Cannot Connect to Windows NT Server with Many Shares


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2). An update to address this problem is now available, but is not fully regression tested and should be applied only to computers experiencing this specific problem. Unless you are severely impacted by this specific problem, Microsoft does not recommend implementing this update at this time. Contact Microsoft Technical Support for additional information about the availability of this update.


For additional information about issues resolved by updates to this component, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q178979 Logon Occurs Using System Policy with Required Validation

Q178824 Error Message: Your Password Is Too Short

Q175051 Windows 95 Roaming Profiles Do Not Work with Citrix WinFrame

Q155424 Windows NT Domain Does Not Accept New Domain Password

For additional information about Windows 95 updates, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q161020 Implementing Windows 95 Updates

Keywords : kberrmsg kbnetwork osr2 win95
Issue type : kbprb
Technology : kbWin95search kbOPKSearch kbWin95 kbWin95OPKOSR25 kbWin95OPKOSR210

Last Reviewed: June 13, 2001
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