2009-11-30 21:27:01 UTC
NET USE X: \\SERVERNAME\SHARE
to a dfs root structure
NET USE X: \\DOMAIN.COM\ROOT\STATE\CITY\SHARE
we are NOT using any replication this is purely to make server names go away
for DR purposes and to make it easier for users to find other servers in the
company. We are mapping 2 drives. One to the root and one to the users
local file server in their LAN. For this example we will refer to the local
LAN server as the X: drive.
DOMAIN.COM is part of our "local Intranet Zone" in IE via group policy at
the domain level
Domain is windows server 2003 R2 forest functional
Clients are a mix of window xp and vista and office 2003 and 2007 all fully
patched and service packed.
When a user1 opens a database via windows explorer x:\folder\data.mdb the
ldb file is created (access is a front end to sql for some reports) and the
database opens. User2 tries to open the same file and nothing happens. This
seems to be randomly happening to multiple users just with access files.
Permissions have not changed on the shares. Everyone has full control on the
DFS root (as a test) and the results are the same. Installed IIS on the
file server to test that IE7/8 thinks that the file server is in the local
intranet zone. If we map people back to straight UNC \\servername\share
everything works fine. If we open access and go to file -->open and browse
to DFS mapped x:\folder\data.mdb as many people can open it as needed at the
same time. This only seems to be a problem when using DFS. All other DFS
functions seem to be running ok only msaccess files are having the issue.
Detailed help would be great.