I can create a file geodatabase in ArcCatalog 10.2 and 10.4 in C:/ drive and in 2 network drives but on the 3rd network drive when you try to create a file geodatabase (fgdb) by either right clicking and selecting new>file GDB, or Python script or by using FME. I get an error saying I don't have permission to create a FGDB and it disconnects the drive, not only in ArcCatalog but also if I try to access the drive through Windows Explorer. The only way to re-map the drive is to log out and log back in again.
Upon reopening you can see a new fgdb but it won't open stating it is corrupt or created with a different version to the current version.
It gets stranger because I can create a fgdb using FME's File Geodb-Open API. I have checked with the network administrators and I have full read/write/execute on the drive and I have no problems creating a personal database .mdb file, shapefiles or executing Python scripts. The administrators have said the drive is fine and there should be no permissions issues and ArcCatalog, ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro all work fine so it doesn't appear to be a software issue either.
There is a slight difference in the size of the corrupted fgdb 115kb compared to 122kb for a normal empty and this appears to be down to the a00000004gdbtable and a00000004.gdbtablx.
How can I fix this problem?
In the short term I can create a fgdb in C drive and copy it across but that's not a preferred long term option. And I would prefer not to have to rebuild my machine.
This question has also been posted on ESRI's geonet website.