I have a Windows 2003 server which i have a shared folder one. Lets call it Server A. I need to view the contents (one specific file) on this share from another Win 23K server (Server B).
The problem is that when server B looks at the contents of the share on server A, either by mapping the drive, or via unc path, the contents are out of date.
I even wrote a dos batch job on Server B to copy the file from Server A to B, which told me "1 File copied successfully", but the copy was out of date!
I put the batch job on Server A to copy the file to B, and it was still out of date.
When i look at the contents of Server A share from my PC, it is also out of date.
The workaround i currently am using is to remote desktop to Server A. As soon as i log on to Server A over RDP, the shares contents are updated on the Server B, and my PC. As long as i stay logged into Server A, the contents will always stay up to date.
I tried installing VNC on Server A, as i want to be able to change the file contents for testing without using RDP, but VNC will not work unless i have an RDP session connected to Server A simultaenously. I'm not sure if this is connected to the share problem.
Any ideas of what is causing this. Thank you.