Network resources play a pivotal role in facilitating seamless collaboration and efficient data sharing. However, encountering access restrictions while trying to connect to a network resource might be challenging. In this article, we will walk you through the solutions to “Fix You Might Not Have Permission to Use This Network Resource Error”. This will help you regain smooth and unhindered access to the shared resources that are vital for your work and collaboration. Please see Add or delete users and set permissions in Azure AD, and how to allow saved credentials for RDP connection.
The error warning “You might not have permission to use this network resource” is a typical stumbling block that users face when trying to access shared resources.
This error message, often accompanied by a suggestion to contact the network administrator for permission, can stem from various underlying causes within a Windows network environment.
Resolve You Might Not Have Permission to Use This Network Resource issue
We have two great solutions for addressing the current issue. Let’s review each option to help you make an informed decision.
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Method 1: Remove Stored Windows Credentials on the System
Press the Windows key to open the Start menu, search for Control Panel, and select the topmost result.
In the control panel, change the “View by” option to “Small icons” and select User Accounts from the list.
Click on “Manage your credentials” in the user account page.
In the Manage your credentials page, select Windows Credentials and click Remove to delete the stored account details.
Upon reconnecting to the network path, you will be prompted to enter your network credentials. Usually your account username and password.
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Method 2: Disabled SAM Accounts and Shares
Press the Windows key to open the Start menu. Search for “secpol”to bring up the Local Security Policy and run as administrator.
Navigate to Security Options under the Local Policies. Double click on “Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts and shares.”
Set the option to Disabled and click OK.
You can try accessing the network path again after disabling the security option.
I hope you found this article useful on Resolving Access Issues: You Might Not Have Permission to Use This Network Resource Error. Please let me know in the comment section if you have any questions.