We have an OES 2 SP2 with iFolder 3.8 installed.

We have about a dozen users, so far no one else has this issue. I was at a client and got a new laptop to use onsite, installed iFolder 3.8 client from the server (Same as on my other laptop, files are all dated Oct1, 2009)

But after correctly connecting, downloading the iFolder for the client, now, on a reboot or a restart of the iFolder client I see just the currently downloaded one, not the available iFolders (Yes, the View Available is ticked) and get told incomplete sync, and server unavailable.

Disconnect/connect does not error. I tried using a VPN tunnel via another client to see if it was their network, but seems not to be related.

And it worked for a while, then stopped, so I doubt it is the local firewall. (Windows FW is off, Symantec is installed, but I do not have rights to see its settings).

However, I can get to the http://server/iFolder and /admin interfaces via a web browser, and via HTTPS. So I am doubtful of firewall issues.

I set logging on the client to DEBUG and see this in the simias.log

2010-03-03 10:45:49,312 [Simias Manager Start] INFO Simias.Storage.ChangeLog - Change Log Service started.
2010-03-03 10:45:49,328 [Simias Manager Start] INFO Simias.Service.Manager - "Simias Change Log Service" service started.
2010-03-03 10:45:49,328 [Simias Manager Start] INFO Simias.Service.Manager - "Simias Local Domain Provider" service started.
2010-03-03 10:45:49,328 [Simias Manager Start] INFO Simias.Service.Manager - "Simias Enterprise Domain Provider" service started.
2010-03-03 10:45:49,328 [Simias Manager Start] INFO Simias.Service.Manager - "Simias Domain Watcher" service started.
2010-03-03 10:45:49,546 [Simias Manager Start] INFO Simias.Event.IProcEventServer - Configuration written to file. Service is up and running.
2010-03-03 10:45:49,546 [Simias Manager Start] INFO Simias.Service.Manager - "Simias Interprocess Event Service" service started.
2010-03-03 10:45:49,546 [Simias Manager Start] INFO Simias.Service.Manager - "Simias Notification Service" service started.
2010-03-03 10:45:49,546 [Simias Manager Start] INFO Simias.Service.Manager - "Simias Discovery Service" service started.
2010-03-03 10:45:49,625 [Simias Manager Start] INFO Simias.Service.Manager - "Simias Sync Client" service started.
2010-03-03 10:45:49,640 [Simias Manager Start] INFO Simias.Service.Manager - Services started.
2010-03-03 10:45:59,625 [Client Sync] INFO Simias.Sync.CollectionSyncClient - Syncing regular ifolder
2010-03-03 10:45:59,718 [Client Sync] INFO Simias.Sync.SyncClient - Server for iFolder is unavailable. iFolder--Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
2010-03-03 10:45:59,734 [Client Sync] INFO Simias.Sync.CollectionSyncClient - Syncing regular ifolder
2010-03-03 10:45:59,734 [Client Sync] INFO Simias.Sync.SyncClient - Local : Finished Sync.
2010-03-03 10:45:59,734 [Client Sync] INFO Simias.Sync.CollectionSyncClient - Syncing regular ifolder
2010-03-03 10:46:00,062 [Client Sync] INFO Simias.Sync.SyncClient - Server for ACME is unavailable. ACME--Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
2010-03-03 10:46:00,062 [Client Sync] INFO Simias.Sync.CollectionSyncClient - Syncing regular ifolder
2010-03-03 10:46:00,062 [Client Sync] INFO Simias.Sync.SyncClient - LocalDatabase : Finished Sync.
2010-03-03 10:46:05,562 [Client Sync] INFO Simias.Sync.CollectionSyncClient - Syncing regular ifolder
2010-03-03 10:46:05,937 [Client Sync] INFO Simias.Sync.CollectionSyncClient - Downloading 1 Nodes from server
2010-03-03 10:46:06,390 [Client Sync] INFO Simias.Sync.CollectionSyncClient - Importing Member geoffc from server
2010-03-03 10:46:06,531 [Client Sync] INFO Simias.Sync.SyncClient - iFolder : Finished Sync.
2010-03-03 10:46:06,531 [Client Sync] INFO Simias.Sync.CollectionSyncClient - Syncing regular ifolder
2010-03-03 10:46:06,625 [Client Sync] INFO Simias.Sync.SyncClient - Server for ACME is unavailable. ACME--The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send.
2010-03-03 10:46:22,156 [Client Sync] INFO Simias.Sync.CollectionSyncClient - Syncing regular ifolder
2010-03-03 10:46:22,187 [Client Sync] INFO Simias.Sync.SyncClient - Server for ACME is unavailable. ACME--The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send.


Any ideas? I tried the .NET 3.5 and 3.5SP1 plus post patches, and it worked once, and then stopped again.

Very odd.