Cannot access Network Shares on Windows Server 2008 running VisualSVN Server


I have installed VisualSVN server on Windows Server 2008. The server is part of a domain but not the domain controller, it is just a data server and now an SVN server. VisualSVN uses port 80 and can only be access from inside the network (i do i by going to the dns name of the server). However, ever since i have installed this, other computers on the network can no longer access the shared folders on the server EXCEPT the domain controller which has no problems accessing the shares.

I am stumped, i am guessing it is something to do with Apache running and not using host-headers (or whatever the Apache equivalent may be) but just being bound to the servers DNS name or IP.

Any suggestions?

Best Answer

You haven't given us much to go on, but it seems unlikely that a web service binding to port 80 should stop file sharing from working. This is a fairly typical situation and should work well enough. My guess is that either DNS is somehow messed up, there is a permissions problem or the server is somehow misconfigured. More information is needed; what troubleshooting steps have you tried?

  • Any clues in the event log?
  • What error message do you get when you try to access the shares?
  • If you stop the VisualSVN service, does this restore the shares to working order?
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