Windows Server 2008 R2 locking files saved to it via UNC.
Posted on 2010-08-16
Server A is a Windows 2008 R2 machine and server B is Windows 2003 R2 with Crystal Enterprise.
I have setup a job in Crystal on server B to run every night and leave a report output file on a server A share. The next day when I look at the server A share I cannot access the file, when I try it crashes explorer. I cannot even look at the properties of the file.
If I open up my computer and UNC to the server A share and create a file, I can open it from the server with no problem.
OK, so I setup a batch file on server B to copy the file from a folder instead of directly out of Crystal, I still have the same issue. The file copies fine but I cannot access the file it crashes explorer. The file is a 600KB txt file nothing special.
It seems like there is a file lock of some kind. If I restart the server I can access the file fine. If I change the setup to save to a Windows 2003 server everything works fine with an issue.
What my question is, what in Windows 2008 R2 could be locking this file?