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Cannot access ONE file share on a server...the rest work fine

I created a folder and shared it today - shared permissions is everyone full control and security is everyone full control. When I try to access it I receive the following error:

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After clicking diagnose it says: Error code: 0x80070043 The network name cannot be found.

Why would this happen? I can browse the 15 other shared folders on this server with no problem. Windows firewall is disabled, it has Kaspersky server antivirus and I disabled it and still no luck. I can access the file if i log into the actual server, but even if i log into a pc with domain admin rights it still gives me the same error. I tried deleting the folder and recreating it and i have the same problem. I have a server 2003 box that i created the same file on with the same permissions and i cannot connect to it either, but can browse all of the other shares on that server as well....help!
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j_crow1
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TrackhappyCommented:
What exactly is the name/sharename? It may be an odd character or space or excess length or reserved name issue.
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j_crow1Author Commented:
Leases is the name of the folder.
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leo_jiCommented:
most likely the full network path is too long (exceeding 256 characters?), try shorten the folder name
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j_crow1Author Commented:
I've got folders with longer names than that - I am stumped, I have to clue as to why this is happening.
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TrackhappyCommented:
If you share a different folder as "leases", does it work? If you use a differnet share name to that folder, does it work?
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TrackhappyCommented:
If you type "net view \\servername" at a dos prompt what do you see?
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j_crow1Author Commented:
It has that folder listed but it says used as UNC - it is the only one that says that - what does that mean?
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ChiefITCommented:
A couple of things can cause this:

1) What track happy was trying to pinpoint... Is there a share named "leases" that already exists. Netview command will show non-hidden shares, but not hidden shares. You have to go into computer management in order to see hidden shares by right clicking the "my computer" icon and selecting manage. Hidden shares are, of course seen with a "$" dollar sign appended to them. Most likely there is a hidden share called $leases.

2) the second instance this can happen with is if this particula share is way down deep into the share hierarchy. An example of that path would be:
C:\root\childA\ChildB\ChildC\ChildD\ChildE\ChildF\ChildG\Leases

If burried more than.. I think it is more than eight child folders before the share, you will not be able to see it.

Since netview tells you the share already exists, it sounds like you have a hidden share called leases. Try to rename your share to Leases1 and see if this makes a difference.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Remove the AV totally for testing AVs on Windows 2008 servers have been cauing this error. Make sure on the server you have all NICs disabled that are not being used
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dbsg13Commented:
Can the server itself browse to the share?
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j_crow1Author Commented:
I renamed it and then checked on how many folders held that name in child directories....needless to say it was a lot. It works great now, thanks for the help!
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