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Hi. We just found out that we misconfigured one of our local CVSNT server and since error messages from the client/server were not of much help just thought we would post more information on the problem. Perhaps someone can improve the related error handling in CVSNT or the post can at least serve as a hint to anyone with similar problems. When we set up the server and ported our repository into it we started getting a server side error message 'cvs server: cannot open directory . for empty check: No such file or directory' when we did an update using the -P (prune empty folders) option. The cause was that we left our temporary CVSNT folder incorrectly set to 'C:\Windows\Temp' where our CVS user did not have proper access privileges. We finally traced down the problem using the sysinternals process/file monitor on the server but it was way harder then it needed to be. I guess a better error message would be useful here. Hope this helps someone... Best regards, Jurko Gospodnetić