We have a Windows 2008 server core installation that has a 400GB disk attached to it. When viewing the free space of this disk via the command prompt it reports 35GB free. Computer management also reports 35GB free.
When I view this disk as a network share, using the admin share (F$), and select all and take the file size I see 283GB in use on the drive. that would leave 117GB free as opposed to 35GB from the command line.
I have selected show hidden files and system files on the PC opening the share. I would always be inclined to believe Computer management and the DIR command over an SMB share... but i have been asked to find out why there is a discrepancy here. Have you any ideas why the SMB share is not showing an accurate disk space figure?
Any and all help will be appreciated!