Some DFS-related errors, such as “Cannot enumerate namespace“, “Element not found” or “RPC server is not available” are related to the configuration issues in namespace. All DFS components in registry, Active Directory and file system should be in sync. If they are not, the mentioned above errors happen. Pretty often it is easier and faster to remove DFS namespace completely and recreate it rather than to fix it. This article is about removing a DFS namespace and cleaning up all its components.
I received a request from the user who got her files and folders on a network drive inaccessible. They were crossed out with a grey cross.
Windows cannot delete some files with spaces, especially if the space is at the end of the file name. The delete command trims the spaces from the name and then simply cannot find such file. Old fashion DEL command like this
DEL /F “F:\Folder1\Folder2\File Name “
still may not work.
This time it was pretty interesting task. We needed a generic ftp account for all the public users to upload their stuff to our ftp server. However, the requirement was to prevent them from downloading other users’ files from this ftp server. The Write-Only access if you will.
Sometimes you need to know what drives a user has mapped. The solution is very simple – the list is located in this registry key:
How do you like these Application Data folders? Yes it is possible, because the actual folder names are different. This is just how Windows represents the folders. Read the rest of this entry »