I am attempting to restore a database onto "Server_A" from a backup file located on a disk from a different server, "Server_B". My T-SQL is the following: restore database [dbname] from disk = '\server_be$ackups[backupfile.bak]' I receive the following error: Server: Msg 3201, Level 16, State 2, Line 6 Cannot open backup device '\server_be$ackups[backupfile.bak]'. Device error or device off-line. See the SQL Server error log for more details. Server: Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 6 RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally. 1. I have a domain account set up, and the domain account is running SQLAgent on Server_A. This service has been stopped and restarted, and even MSSQLServer service has been stopped and restarted. 2. From Server_A I can UNC successfully to '\server_be$ackups[backupfile.bak]'. 3. When I run master..xp_cmdshell 'dir \server_be$ackups[backupfile.bak]' I get returned "Access is Denied" What am I missing? Since I can successfully UNC to the directory and file on Server_B, it seems there is something not set up right on SQL Server. Please help.