FIX: "Element not found" error occurs when you browse to the FileTable database directory in SQL Server

Applies to: SQL Server 2016 DeveloperSQL Server 2016 EnterpriseSQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core More


Consider the following scenario:
  • You use FileTables in an instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 , 2014, or 2016.
  • You enable the non_transacted_access for a database, and set it to FULL access.
  • You remove the first Filestream container from the database.
  • You restart the instance of SQL Server.
  • You browse to the FileTable database directory in Windows Explorer.
In this scenario, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
<FileTable directory> is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
Element Not Found.


This problem was fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:


To work around this issue, create a new Filestream container for the database.


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


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