Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.
Posted on 2012-04-01
I am currently running a Terminal server that is giving me quite a headache lately when attempting to run programs off of a network file server.
This is a system running Server 2003 Standard with Service Pack 2.
Network File server is Server 2008 Standard Fully patched.
Several times a day, users will encounter issues trying to run programs off the network drives.
They double click the icon and get "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."
I tried manually running the program by opening up the CMD prompt, going to the drive, and running the program, and it loads just fine.
I have already checked the system for Malware, have confirmed that it is receiving Group policy updates, and that DNS is set to the correct servers, and that Time Sync is established between the file server and this terminal server.
This error will happen until I reboot the server, then it will work for a while until the process happens again.