Keith's Software and Tutorials Home Page
Knowledge Is Power

Access Denied
When Accessing
Shared DVD / CD Drive



Trying to share a DVD or CD over a network is useful if you have a netbook without a removable media drive but you want to install software that's on a DVD or CD. However, you may get the error Access is Denied when you try and access a shared CD or DVD set up as a Windows share over a workgroup or domain-based network from a netbook.

After many hours of troubleshooting and Web searching nothing I found helped. What I found surprised me so I'm posting it here in case others have the same problem.

The problem is Nero software. If you have Nero CD DVD burning software installed on the computer it can block remote network access to the CD or DVD drives.

Try the following: You'll be prompted to reboot your system. Once it comes back up you should be able to access the shared CD DVD drive over a LAN.


Keith's Home Page



Contents, diagrams, and images    Copyright © 2004-2019    Keith Parkansky    All rights reserved.
Certain graphics, symbols, and terms used on this site and in its documents are registered trademarks
of their respective owners and are contained herein for identification purposes only.
No endorsement of this site, its contents, or its documents by these owners is expressed or implied.

LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL KEITH PARKANSKY BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY (i) FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR INFORMATION, AND THE LIKE), OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE AVAILABILITY, USE, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE THE INFORMATION, METHODS, HTML OR COMPUTER CODE, OR "KNOWLEDGE" PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OF ITS' ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS, DIAGRAMS, IMAGES, REPRODUCTIONS, COMPUTER EXECUTED CODE, OR ELECTRONICALLY STORED OR TRANSMITTED FILES OR GENERATED COMMUNICATIONS OR DATA EVEN IF KEITH PARKANSKY SHALL HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE; OR (ii) FOR ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN, OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES OF ANY INFORMATION, METHODS, HTML OR COMPUTER CODE, OR "KNOWLEDGE" PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OF ITS' ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS, DIAGRAMS, IMAGES, REPRODUCTIONS, COMPUTER EXECUTED CODE, OR ELECTRONICALLY STORED, TRANSMITTED, OR GENERATED FILES, COMMUNICATIONS, OR DATA. USE OF THIS SITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF ALL STATED TERMS AND CONDITIONS.