Server 2003 Drive Mapping Issues and File Corruption
Posted on 2013-12-06
I have a client with Server 2003. The users are running Windows XP Pro and Windows 7 Pro.
1) The mapped drives from the workstations stopped working on the Windows 7 machines, but the XP machines mappings to shares on the server still work. I was able to map drives from the Windows 7 machines using the servers IP address ( \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\Share )
2) I had to move the (3) Quickbooks databases from the server to the local machines, because Quickboks could not open them while they were on the server.
3) When accessing files (Excel\Word) files on the server I get the following error from both XP and W7:
"The file you are trying to open, [filename], is in a different format than specified by the file extension. Verify that the file is not corrupted and is from a trustworthy source before opening the file. Do you want to open the file now?"
Clicking Yes to open the file, you may find that the content of the file is unreadable and contains unreadable characters and/or symbols.
Help-Thanks in advance.