We had a windows 2008 R2 file server that was used to hold documents for our web servers. We began to experience an issue when creating new folders named anything but the default "New Folder" as well as renaming new folders. The error was “The action can’t be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program” - we couldn't figure it out, and the server was old and running out of space anyway, so we bought a new 2012 server and moved all the files to it, and named it the same as the old server. A few days later, the same error began to happen intermittently. There's nothing on the server other then AVG Corporate, which we disabled while it was occurring, which didn't help. There was an article describing an issue with the thumbsdb caching causing locks, so I disabled it in gpedit. That fixed it for a few hours, but it began happening again. It only happens when we try to create new folders. Copying existing folders to the drive works fine.
As I said, its a simple, domain joined Windows 2012 server with no IIS, no other roles other then file services - its a RAID 1 drive with two partitions - the OS and the drive for the share. The drive is shared to everyone - full control and the folders are all in the root of the drive.
Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks.