[Samba] Vista (pre-installed OEM editions) creating new files or folders on network shares

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Feb 21 01:03:17 GMT 2007

On Sat, Feb 17, 2007 at 08:59:09PM +1100, Graeme Perkes wrote:
> Hi,
> This post is to prevent other people that are having trouble with Vista
> clients from going down a blind alley investigating problems in their samba
> configurations.
> After some research I have found (see link below) that there is a general
> problem for pre-installed OEM editions of Vista Business (and possibly other
> vista versions) in creating files and folders on network shares.
> The problem presents itself on the Vista clients when navigating into a
> network share (Linux or XP-based share) and trying to create a new folder.
> These are the steps
> 1. In Vista OEM client right click in open folder on share
> 2. Select "Create -> New -> Folder"
> 3. Vista will automatically create a new folder called "New Folder"
> 4. On attempting to rename the folder to a more sensible name, an error
> dialog pops up and says 'The "\\..." folder does not exist. The file may
> have been moved or deleted.
> Given my network shares are samba based I initially investigated
> incompatibilities in my older samba 3.0.20a WINS / fileserver. I have
> installed samba 3.0.24 with latest patches on a test server and I am still
> experiencing the problem.
> I found the following forum thread about the issue.
> http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=522208&SiteID=17&PageID=0
> The current solution is to perform a clean install of Vista rather than
> cloning an existing installation (which seems to be the way OEM systems are
> built). I unfortunately don't have this option since the two new Acer Vista
> clients we purchased did not come with Vista install CDs.
> I'd be interested to hear if anyone has been able to resolve this issue
> without reinstalling Vista.

Have you tried using the Vista patchset we prepared a 
week or so ago ? You shouldn't see this problem with
that code.



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