Filename too long problem on network share

Posted on 2011-09-08
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
We recently migrated to a new windows 2011 sbs server.  We have users connecting to a share and are encountering the error that file names are too long.  They attach to a share and browse through a complex directory structure.  Is there any solution other than simplifying their directory that will allow them to open these files/ work with these files?
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We've encountered the same problem: that is unfortunately, a limitation built into Windows.  You will have to simplify the folder structure or shorten names of folders higher up in the folder structure to be able to work with those files again.

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I was afraid of that.  

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Do you know why this file structure work on a windows 2003 server and not 2008?  
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That, I'm not sure of.  Is the path exacty the same on both the 2003 & 2008 servers?

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yes it is exactly the same.   we created a new domain and named the server the same as our old server - lots of file linking based on the server name.

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