I have a Microsoft 2008 stan server, running raid 5 it has 4gb Ram and 2.8Ghz Dual xeon quad cores, gigabit ethernet. The problem that I am having is that every now and than files become almost imposible to open under certan directorys under a network share from any workstation trying to open files under that certan directory.
X:\\data\Projects\2008\822002 - Howell Friendship Real Estate Company - Petsmart Store\CTL Reports
The files in CTL Reports are inaccessable when you try to open a document regardless of what document type, it will
not open and usually freezes up the work station for over 10 min.
If I creat another file in the same dir as CTL Reports and then copy all of the data from CTL Reports to this new dir I have created the files open without an issue. this is happening to all workstations on and off the domain, and only seems to be affecting the Projects Dir. All dir's under projects have a CTL Reports dir at the same level as about 300 dir's under the projects dir. Also the projects dir is the most used dir through out the day, and the only dir that seems to be affected are the CTL Reports dir's. Not every CTL Reports dir has this issue.
I ran wireshark on one workstation I was trying to pullup files on under a CTL Reports dir that I was having these issues with and was coming up with packets that said (maybe caused by TCP Checksum Offload) reapetedly with some good SMB packets inbetween? not sure if this is something to look at or not because I see this anytime I run wireshark on my network.