Peer to peer server access trouble
Posted on 2012-04-06
We have a peer-to-peer network server that was just repaired.
The server itself is only used for file storage/ sharing and is set up with a RAID1 array (100% drive mirroring).
A few days ago, the server slowed to the speed of a slow glacier -and would not recover even after running CHKDSK and attempting (but not completing) a defrag.
We took it to a local repair shop that found one of the 500 GB drives was dead.
They replaced the drive, restored the array, ran a defrag and returned it to us.
Once rebooted, the server could "see" all the other network computers (6) and access the internet.
However, nobody could access the server. We get the message: "The file may be read-only or another user may have it open. Please save the document with a different name or in a different folder."
Tried doing so with the same results.
What are we missing.
When I checked the file sharing permissions, I found that sharing had been turned off.
I restored file sharing - after which all the work stations could "see" the server and the files - and open them -
But - no one can SAVE to the server.