unable to read a file
Posted on 2011-09-25
Hi fellow expert,
We have a client with an SBS 2003 sp2 server with share called Data accessible to all users, with full control and full control share permissions.
1 user, uses a program that reads the text files in a folder off of the data share, which has been working for weeks/months etc but this week, the program can't read the files in the folder.
The server is running software raid 1 mirrored drives for the data and software raid 1 mirrored drives for the o/s and programs.
We are not entirely sure what has happened, as nothing has changed this week to last week, but whilst the program can see the shared area, the user can create, delete and modify anything inside the folder, the software is struggling to see what is going on.
We have created new shares on the server on all drives, but still no joy.
If we move the folder to the local C drive, all works fine, if we move the folder to a different physical server, it works fine as well.
What we can't work out is why the original server has a problem, and what the problem may be...
a strange one i hear you ask...
Any asisstance gratefully received, whilst we have a workaround, its not ideal as other software needs to see the location, and to change this would involve a fair amount of work.