|Can you tell "who" is popping up the window?|
Is it Excel or your OS (I never heard of n/a as an OS) or the server or...?
I'm pretty sure it's Excel opening the tiny window. I'll do a screenshot once I get to work and post a link to that here so you can see for yourself.
As to the OS field, I use XP Pro to connect to the network drive. The OS the SAN/NAS is using is a proprietary linux/UNIX derivative.
BTW, I've been out of the Data Center world for a while, but isn't a SAN different than a NAS? Have they been integrated into a SAN/NAS recently?
Yep, the two are slightly different. However, we spent over 1 million on ours and it does both. This isn't some D-Link NAS that you can pick up for a couple hundred.....lol
The network drive I'm talking about is stored on the SAN portion of the SAN/NAS. I have a mapping to that drive on my PC that I click on and voila, I'm into the data stored on it. Just like I used to be when I clicked on the the drive that pointed to the server that used to have that same data stored on it prior to moving the data to the SAN/NAS.
Typically a NAS is storage only, no read/write access like the SAN side.