Unable to open files from UNC path on server

I have a very odd problem with an SBS2003 server. I am logged in via RDP and i can access local files correctly, however i am unable to open files located on the server via there UNC paths. For example, in the clientapps directory i am able to browse and open files in it by going to F:\ClientApps\Office\Outlook e.t.c however should i browse to //pc08-server/clientapps/office/outlook . . i am able to browse the share perfectly, but whenever i try to open or execute a file i get an error message stating

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item"

Now i have checked the permissons, i am logged in as a domain admin and according to the NTFS permissions i have full access, and according to the share permissions all users have full access.

If i log into a workstation using exactly the same credentials i do not get the same problem.

Cheers

Gareth
gazzer1982Asked:
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-myUsername-Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Just had a very similar issue where I couldn't run files on a local share on our Terminal Server. Once I removed Internet Explorer Enhanced Security it started working again.

This article explains it - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942091
You may be unable to run an executable file or a script file from a UNC path when you have Windows Internet Explorer 7 installed on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
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Olaf De CeusterCommented:
Make a new admin account using the wizard and see if you can with that account.
Olaf
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gazzer1982Author Commented:
Thanks for your suggestion, i have just done this and am experiencing the same problem.
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vico1CIOCommented:
Have you tried to Remove the share from the folder and add it again?
Have you also checked the permission on the folder? Folder permission will override share permission.
Vico1
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gazzer1982Author Commented:
Yes i have tried removing the share, but this did not help. This is a global problem on ever every network share i try to access from the server.

Permissions are correct on the folders both NTFS and Share permissions, i have full access. I have also tried creating a new share with all users full control and that has the same problem.
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vico1CIOCommented:
As strange as it sounds have you restarted (Reboot) the server yet?
Vico1
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Olaf De CeusterCommented:
What if you use \\pc08-server\clientapps?
//something/.. does not work on any of my servers.
Olaf
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vico1CIOCommented:
I am sure that he meant \\ instead of //.
Because if he used  // he would get a web browser.
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gazzer1982Author Commented:
Restarted many times on this one with no avail.

Indeed i got me slashes all a muddle, they are indeed the correct unc way around of \\, apologies for the confusion!!
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gazzer1982Author Commented:
Yes this was exactly what the problem was, thanks Microsoft for another very useful "Feature".

Cheers

Gareth
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