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error modifing sybase configuration file.

We are getting this error when we try to modify the configuration using sp_cpnfigure:

DBMS      SERVERNAME -- Number (5854) Severity (18) State (1) Server (SERVERNAME) Procedure (sp_configure) Configuration Error: Cannot rename file 'c:\sybase\SERVERNAME.cfg' due to system error 'Permission denied' (status = 0).

The premission seems correct, they haven't been changed on either the file or folder and this is config change is something we do regularly. System specs are:

Adaptive Server Enterprise/12.5.0.3/EBF 11449 ESD#4/P/NT (IX86)/OS 4.0/rel12503/1939/32-bit/OPT/Sat Sep 20 22:28:57 2003

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Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition
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Old config files are renamed as SERVERNAME.001, SERVERNAME.002, and so on. Could it be a problem that you have already changed the config 999 times? If it is the case you can copy them somewhere else for archive purposes and remove them from sybase directory.
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There were 300 + files in there but I moved then to another folder and was still getting the error.
Have you tried to create such a file in that directory as Sybase user (the user starts ASE)? It must be related to creating those old config files.
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Good.