FIX: "The File location cannot be opened" error occurs when you try to open a FileTable directory in SQL Server

Applies to: SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2SQL Server 2016 DeveloperSQL Server 2016 Enterprise

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • Assume that you have a FileTable in Microsoft SQL Server. 
  • You try to open a FileTable directory by using SSMS, File Explorer or Windows API.
  • When an application performs directory enumeration for the FileTable directory, the request call can be intercepted by a file system filter driver present in the client machine. The FileInformationClass request parameter can be changed to use FILE_ID_EXTD_DIR_INFORMATION instead. In this case, the client may receive an ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND (0x2) as a response from SQL Server.
In this situation, you may receive an error message that resembles the following on Windows:
ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND(0x2)
"The File location cannot be opened. Either access is not enabled or you do not have permissions for the same."

Status


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

Resolution


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:
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