Ok, here's the deal - I help a friend run a site and the "net" command stopped working on the machine. I went and checked for net.exe and it was nowhere to be found (should be in \System32). This is a 2000 Server, btw.
So we got a copy from another 2k server and went to copy it over and it wouldn't allow us to do so. I have a screen shot of a few file tests:
1. dir /s net.exe - the file isn't in System32 per the OS
2. dir /s net2.exe - this is our copy - and you can see that it's there
3. copy net2.exe net.exe - this fails, no useful error
4. rename net2.exe net.exe - this fails because the OS thinks there's already a "net.exe" file
5. del net.exe - this fails because the OS thinks there's *NOT* a "net.exe" file
Screen Shot Of Command Prompt
I rebooted the machine and ran a chkdsk on it (took forever) and that didn't solve the problem. Since this is a production machine about 550 miles away from me, I'm somewhat limited to Terminal Services and can't do fun things like boot into safe mode, slave out the disk or boot off of a CD into the Emergency Recovery Console.
Does anyone have any tools or suggestions that might shed some light on this? I'm starting to run out of ideas.