Networking – After install 968389, you are unable to access admin shares (etc c$) on the server itself


SYMPTOM
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Server – Windows server 2003 SP2 Standard.
Role of the server – File server and Citrix server.
– Unable to access admin shares on the file server.
– SMS remote desktop from Vista to XP prompts for credentials if it has the patch installed
– Issue started after 968389 patch installation.
– Interesting point to note – this problem is only evident on some servers whilst some are not being affected at all.

This issue is there when you access the admin shares or c$ on the server itself:
Error messages
\localhostc$ – No network provider accepted the given network path
\servernamec$ – No network provider accepted the given network path.
\ipc$ – No network provider accepted the given network path.
\FQDNc$ – No network provider accepted the given network path

RESOLUTION/WORKAROUND
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Uninstall and reinstall the patch will guarantee solve the problem

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