Server 2008 R2 File Access
Posted on 2013-10-25
Had to move some data off a server onto another server. Since moving the data, there have been a number of issues with file access. AutoCad & Excel are the 2 apps I have tested.
- Using Window Explorer, we browse to a file, then double click on it to open the file using the appropriate/associated app. We get an error message saying the file does not exist. The exact message is:
'filename' cannot be found. Check your spelling or try a different path.
Where 'filename' is the path to the file (i.e. G:\drawings\abc\555\xyz.xlsx)
We also get a "This file can't be previewed.' in the preview pane, and when you try to open it, it may or may not open.
- From inside AutoCad, we can do a file->open, browse to a file and press OK/Enter to open it .. we then get a message:
"Cannot find the specified file. Please verify that the network drive is available and the file exists."
With any of these scenarios, we can go right back and try to open it again and it may open successfully.
Previous server was Windows Server 2003 (also running on domain, exchange 2007), new server is Windows server 2008 (not on domain). Both servers are running through an HP Gb switch.