I am experiencing exactly the same issues with a brand new system running
Ultimate trying to access shares on either SBS 2003 SP1 or XP Pro. Exactly
the same behavior. I tried to open a support incident, so far have spent 2+
hours getting transferred around, plus they charged our credit card $245,
AND I HAVE YET TO TALK WITH A TECHNICIAN! Since this is for a client and
not my full-time job (it's for my church office), I haven't been able to
spend many daytime hours following up yet. The church people were reluctant
from the start to put in a Vista system, since they'd heard people were
having problems! I assured them it would work okay ...
The XP Pro systems work great. Saving files from Publisher 2003 yields
"File cannot be saved". If I take it down to the Windows Explorer level, I
can right-click create a new text file, but can't name it or rename it. I
can open it with Notepay save to it, delete it, copy a file from C: to the
share, etc. Word works okay, but I cannot rename the files in Explorer.
When I try, the error is "Directory not found - do you want to create it?"
for the share name. It also doesn't matter what user I try - domain
Administrator fails the same way!
Seems to me like something is broken in the redirector.
It will also be very hard to downgrade to XP Pro - the new hardware doesn't
come with driver disks, so you need to start with the vendor base image,
which is now Vista and cannot be downgraded. This is a Gateway GM5424
(we've bought other Gateway's and been reasonably happy.)
John F. Schroeder
"Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I have no 3rd party firewall installed. This seems to be a really
> issue and I have yet to find someone knowledgable enough to suggest a
> "Keith D" wrote:
>> Note message header :- network issues SOLVED
>> just above your message
>> Is the lomg and the short of it
>> >I have a business Vista PC attached to a SBS 2003 SP1 with Vista updates
>> > server. 2 other XP Professional computers are on the network and work
>> > flawlessly. I have a number of issues with files in networked folders
>> > on
>> > the
>> > new Vista machine:
>> > 1. Can insert a new file or folder but cannot rename it. I get a
>> > message
>> > that the folder does not exist (it obviously does). Can Delete it.
>> > 2. If I open a netwrked file in Word, Excel etc, change the file and
>> > try
>> > to
>> > save it, I cannot - I get a message 'Ther has been a network or file
>> > permission error'.
>> > 3. In Control Panel, Offline Files, I am told I need to re-start the
>> > computer to activate Offline Files but I get this message even after
>> > re-starting (or trying to dis and re-enable offline files). Offline
>> > files
>> > do
>> > not work. I need them to! Have enable offline cache on server for the
>> > shared
>> > folders.
>> > This is a Vista issue as the XP machines do not have these problems. I
>> > hope
>> > someone out there has a solution!
>> > Robert