I have run across an odd file permissions problem recently. This is on a machine running FMS 15.03, Windows 2012 R2.
I use Remote Desktop often to administer our servers. I have left a File Explorer window open to a backup directory after copying it out of that folder. I then log out of the machine, leaving the folder opened on the desktop (i.e. I just close the connection, I don't log the user out of the remote machine).
Then, a couple of days later I start to get errors from FMS that it can't delete a backup folder - the one that I left the File Explore window open in. OK, makes some sense. I remote desktop into the machine and close the File Explorer window. But, then I still get errors from FMS that it can't delete the folder. OK, so I go back to the machine and attempt to delete the folder manually. I get an error message saying that I need permissions to delete this folder. This user that I am logging in with an administrator account.
So I tried opening a shell prompt in 'administrator mode' and deleting the folder that way - no luck. It doesn't give me an error, but it doesn't delete the folder either.
As a test of the normal folder permissions for these backup folders, I ran a Schedule to create a new folder and then tried to delete it in File Explorer. I was able to delete it without problems.
So something appears to be happening to the folder permissions when FMS tried to delete it but can't, and now I can't delete the folder. The permissions on the folder look like I should be able to delete them. These 'failed' folders are now marked as 'Read Only' but when I try to change that, I get more errors saying 'access denied'. I have tried changing some permissions on the file, but get similar 'denied' errors.
My last thought is to reboot the system, but I haven't found a spare opening in the server usage yet, and don't know if that will work, anyway.
Anyone else know what's going on here?