Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 9:23 AM (in response to kevinfromhunt)
Same issue here. Updarted to 10.7.3, stopped File Services to update Drobo, Server crashed, now File Services cannot read settings.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 7:26 PM (in response to td234)
Did either of you find a fix for this, mine started doing this tonight
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 8:28 AM (in response to thepod7)
Ever since I upgraded to 10.7.3 I've had this same problem, no matter what I try I can't solve it.
I've tried everything I've read through the forums, including deleting the com.apple.AppleFileServer.plist file, but nothing seems to work.
If anyone has any ideas on how to fix it, I'd be very grateful. At the moment, I'm using SSH and SFTP to access files off the server, but it's much slower than over AFP/SMB.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 9:58 AM (in response to thepod7)
I restarted the computer and my started working.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 11:03 AM (in response to td234)
No, sadly that doesn't do anything. I still have "Error Reading Settings" when I go back in to Server.app, with the spinner in the bottom right of the app spinning away saying "Starting File Sharing service", but nothing ever happens.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 4:47 PM (in response to kevinfromhunt)
Try sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.AppleFileServer.plist
sudo serveradmin start afp
Suppose it would work with other services as well.
It worked for FileSharing for me.
It appears that 10.7 Lion doesn't unload properly and as it fails loading it cause it's already loaded it fails.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 8:41 AM (in response to Beno 44)
Benno44, you saved my day. Many thanks for your post, it solved my problem perfectly.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 5:20 PM (in response to SergeD)
Serge, Might be worth having this post marked as solved. Helps other users.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 3:58 PM (in response to Beno 44)
Thank Beno, I had this after a 10.7.4 combo update. Solved my problem.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2012 7:20 AM (in response to Beno 44)
YEA!!! Bemo 44 you are the MAN!! (or woman as the case may be. <g>)
I had this happen last ngiht and your fix got me running in just a few moments!!! This is going in my book of fixes to remember!!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2012 3:56 PM (in response to Beno 44)
I had this exact same issue updating from OS X 10.8 to 10.8.1. Thank you, Beno 44!
Hoping others that have this issue with 10.8.1 find this post.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 6:46 AM (in response to Beno 44)
Super simple, super sweet. Thank you Beno 44!
After dismounting a volume from my AFP server, I was unable to reconnect to the AFP server and unable to restart the AFP server (w/o reboot). Beno 44's tip seems to have gotten things back in working order.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 10:48 AM (in response to Beno 44)
Beno 44 also resolved my particular issue. Killing and restarting afp seems to do the trick.
I use network based Time Machine to back up several workstations in our lab. File Sharing failed, thus Time Machine failed. I was also getting the "Error Reading Settings" message in Server and the "getConnectedUsers in plug-in servermgr_afp" error message.
One word of caution, however; all was working quite smoothly, until eventually File Sharing failed again, with the same error messages. The second major failure must have occurred about a month later. It is unclear to me what may have triggered it. If anyone has any ideas, please post.
Kudos to Beno.