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Server 2008 will not copy files from a network

Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi all,

Very frustrating problem here.  I have installed a 2008 Enterprise server with a client, as a VMware guest OS using the Vista settings.  Everything works fine - it can browse the web, it can see everything on the network absolutely fine.

However when you attempt to copy a folder from a network drive to the 2008 server, by pulling the file from the network resource, it copies about one or two tiny files if you're lucky and then stops with:

There is a problem accessing \\server\share
Make sure you are connected to the network and try again

Network browsing, internet browsing etc all remain fully functional when this message comes up.  You can also push the same set of files to the 2008 server without a problem from another machine (tried using XP and 2003, both fine), but as soon as you try to pull files from the 2008 console, it fails.

Any ideas?  I've totally disabled the firewall and QOS features on the network card, all to no avail.  This is driving me nuts!!

Thanks in advance for any help.


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