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Installed SBS 2003 and now 2006 client files are not visible.

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I have a client who moved all of their files onto a new storage array and now all of the 2006 files appear to be gone.  The files were moved from a w2k server to the array, the number and size of the files were verified.  Then a clean install of SBS 2003 was completed.  Now none of the 2006 files are visible.  The files were stored in client sub-directories, not by year, so a typical directory might contain 2004, 2005 and 2006 files; all are available except 2006.  I'm thinking some security setting might be the problem, but cannot imagine what it might be.  Any help gratefully accepted. Thanks Brent Davis (this question is also posted in Storage)
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I'm trying to figure out why the files were moved BEFORE the installation of the Operating System.  Is the OS on the same array?  Same partition?

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The files were moved to a array on a network attached storage unit.  The OS on the NAS is probably Linux and is accessed with a web browser.  It is set to share files as a member of a domain and in fact it is a member of the clients domain.  The server was running Win2000 Server and the client installed SBS 2003; they did a clean install, that is they formated the drives on the server prior to installing SBS 2003.  No files remained on the server.
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Ah... now that makes sense... you have an SMB signing issue.  Why are you running Linux on the NAS though???   Should really be NTFS, and consider using either Windows Storage Server or SQL with Sharepoint (Sharepoint is included with SBS, and SQL is included with SBS Premium).

As it stands though, you will need to make some adjustment to the SBS's configuration OR the NAS's file structure.  Without knowing the exact paramaters (make, model, file system, OS of NAS) you can take a look at this article which provides a good start:
http://simultaneouspancakes.com/Lessons/archives/2004/12/how_to_disable.shtml

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