Can't access FILESTREAM data or FileTable files on SQL Server 2012 when Windows deduplication is enabled


Assume that you have FILESTREAM data on a database, and you enable the data deduplication feature on the volume where the FILESTREAM data resides. When you try to access the FILESTREAM data or the files on the FileTable share by using Windows APIs or Windows clients, you receive the following error 0x801F0005 message:
An invalid name request was made. The name requested cannot be retrieved at this time


The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server:
Recommendation: Install the latest cumulative update for SQL Server


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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Article ID: 3169630 - Last Review: Jul 19, 2016 - Revision: 1