Excel on SBS: Cannot access 'Filename.xls'.
Posted on 2006-07-12
I have a group share and every user on the domain has full control of the share.
Every user is having a problem opening Excel worksheets that are saved in this share.
When they use Windows Explorer, or open with the 'open' command in excel they get the error:
Connot Access 'Filename.xls'.
The odd thing: If they try it again, it will work fine...it might take 2 or 3 more tries, but they can eventually get it open.
If they copy the file to their local C:\ on their workstation then they never get the error.
Here's what I've done for troubleshooting:
1) Make sure nobody else is trying to open the file (only 5 users so this is easy)
2) Reboot and try again...didn't fix it
3) Replaced the netowrk Switch..nope
4) Tried from every computer in the office...same issue on all workstations EXCEPT the server itself. I don't get the error when I'm opening locally on the server.
Google searching didn't help me much.
Please Note: No encryption is on, no compression is on, and Shadow Copies is turned off.