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Virtual File Share Permissions

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2018 12:03PM PDT

Applies to...

  • DxEnterprise 15.0


Virtual file shares, options and permissions explained for DxEnterprise 15.0.


The only permissions set when creating a virtual file share with DxEnterprise 15.0 are share-level permissions. The share-level permissions are limited to either Everyone:Read or Everyone:Full Control (the "Writable" checkbox during virtual file share creation). The default is Everyone:Read.

For more granular control of access to the files on the share you will need to implement Microsoft ACL's on the volume itself. These reside on the volume and will follow the volume on rehost or failover. You will want to avoid local user ACL's as their SID will be different between nodes. The best option is to use well-known group SIDs (Administrators, for example) or domain credentials.

NOTE: Microsoft ACL's are not set, managed or maintained by DxEnterprise 15.0. They will need to be maintained at the volume or file system level by your System Administrator using the methods recommended by Microsoft.

Troubleshooting connection problems:

  1. Verify that the VHost is up and active from the DxAdmin management console (formerly DxEnterprise managment console)
  2. Verify that the VHost IP is bound to the correct NIC adapter using "ipconfig /all" from a command prompt
  3. Verify that the share is active on the node where the VHost currently resides using "net share" from a command prompt
  4. If a client can connect to \\<VHost_IP>\<Share_Name> but not to \\<VHost_Name>\<Share_Name>, then verify your DNS is configured properly
  5. If you still have connectivity problems after verifying the above information, then please search Microsoft resources to find additional information on your specific problem.

Additional Information

In DxEnterprise 15.5 and later, additional users and groups can be added to a fileshare with read, change or full access. In DxEnterprise 17.0 and later, fileshares are also allowed to be updated and modified after creation.


DxEnterprise Administration Guide - Page 53 - "Add a Virtual File Share"

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