Data on network is not updating on other workstation.
Posted on 2014-01-14
I have a very strange problem. We have a workstation that seems to be having some sort of networking problem, but I don't know how to even express the problem.
When another workstation, we'll call it #5, creates a folder on a network share (on a server), and puts data in it, workstation #1 should see that folder and data immediately. It works that way on all other workstations. However, #1 does not see the new folder, and it may take hours for it to finally show up when it looks in the share. It can see all other data in the share, just not the new one. Refreshing explorer does not help. Logging on and off doesn't help. Restarting doesn't help. On a lark, I looked at the server permissions, and #1 was in a group that had full rights to that folder. I added #1 to the rights, and the folder showed up. Thinking it was some sort of permissions problem I figured it was fixed. However, the problem persists.
And, to add to it, it has been reported to me that both computers access a Quickbooks file (stored on a different server). When #5 creates an entry in QB, it will not show up for a long time on #1. If, however, an entry is created in #1, it shows up immediately on #5.
If anyone has seen this behavior before, let me know if, and how, you fixed it, or at least how to express the problem so I can search the internet better.