Adding additional namespace servers...

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Adam, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Adam

    Adam Guest

    Hello. I recently transitioned my 3 DC's from Windows 2003 R2 to Windows
    2008 Standard. I was able to create a DFS namespace on my primary DC, but
    not able to add additional namespaces on either of my other two DC's. When
    I do "Add Namespace Server..." option, it lets me go through the process, but
    fails at "commit changes".

    The tasks popup, has green check box with "contacting the server", "verify
    server name", "validate shared folder", "check Distributed File System
    service status", "create the shared folder if it does not exisit", but red X
    on "commit changes".

    Any ideas appreciated. Thanks.

    -Adam
    Adam, Aug 28, 2008
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  2. Adam

    HonorPaladin Guest

    Hi,

    this is surely because you have choose the windows 2008 mode and your
    server is 'only' a windows 2008 standard edition. Choose the windows 2000
    mixt mode and this is good (i have verifiy this in virtual environement).

    Bye,
    Bruno V - Honorpaladin
    Between France and Luxemburg :)


    "Adam" wrote:

    > Hello. I recently transitioned my 3 DC's from Windows 2003 R2 to Windows
    > 2008 Standard. I was able to create a DFS namespace on my primary DC, but
    > not able to add additional namespaces on either of my other two DC's. When
    > I do "Add Namespace Server..." option, it lets me go through the process, but
    > fails at "commit changes".
    >
    > The tasks popup, has green check box with "contacting the server", "verify
    > server name", "validate shared folder", "check Distributed File System
    > service status", "create the shared folder if it does not exisit", but red X
    > on "commit changes".
    >
    > Any ideas appreciated. Thanks.
    >
    > -Adam
    HonorPaladin, Sep 14, 2008
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  3. Adam

    Adam Guest

    Hello Bruno,

    Thanks for replying.

    I do not think I change my DFS mode back to 2000 after upgrading to 2008
    (unless I rebuild my domain). :-(

    -Adam

    "HonorPaladin" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > this is surely because you have choose the windows 2008 mode and your
    > server is 'only' a windows 2008 standard edition. Choose the windows 2000
    > mixt mode and this is good (i have verifiy this in virtual environement).
    >
    > Bye,
    > Bruno V - Honorpaladin
    > Between France and Luxemburg :)
    >
    >
    > "Adam" wrote:
    >
    > > Hello. I recently transitioned my 3 DC's from Windows 2003 R2 to Windows
    > > 2008 Standard. I was able to create a DFS namespace on my primary DC, but
    > > not able to add additional namespaces on either of my other two DC's. When
    > > I do "Add Namespace Server..." option, it lets me go through the process, but
    > > fails at "commit changes".
    > >
    > > The tasks popup, has green check box with "contacting the server", "verify
    > > server name", "validate shared folder", "check Distributed File System
    > > service status", "create the shared folder if it does not exisit", but red X
    > > on "commit changes".
    > >
    > > Any ideas appreciated. Thanks.
    > >
    > > -Adam
    Adam, Sep 15, 2008
    #3
  4. Adam

    HonorPaladin Guest

    Hi,

    the problem is that windows 2008 standard don't accept to create a DFS in
    a domain mode (windows 2008 mode) that can permitted to create after many
    namespaces... is only possible with 2008 Entreprise edition,

    i have this error in my test network when i would choose to create my
    first namespace in 2008 mode,

    you is a bit different because you would create a second namespace but in
    the fact the more important here is that you have some 'standard' editions of
    Windows server and it's not possible to create more than one namespace :/

    Bruno V - Honorpaladin

    "Adam" wrote:

    > Hello Bruno,
    >
    > Thanks for replying.
    >
    > I do not think I change my DFS mode back to 2000 after upgrading to 2008
    > (unless I rebuild my domain). :-(
    >
    > -Adam
    >
    > "HonorPaladin" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > this is surely because you have choose the windows 2008 mode and your
    > > server is 'only' a windows 2008 standard edition. Choose the windows 2000
    > > mixt mode and this is good (i have verifiy this in virtual environement).
    > >
    > > Bye,
    > > Bruno V - Honorpaladin
    > > Between France and Luxemburg :)
    > >
    > >
    > > "Adam" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Hello. I recently transitioned my 3 DC's from Windows 2003 R2 to Windows
    > > > 2008 Standard. I was able to create a DFS namespace on my primary DC, but
    > > > not able to add additional namespaces on either of my other two DC's. When
    > > > I do "Add Namespace Server..." option, it lets me go through the process, but
    > > > fails at "commit changes".
    > > >
    > > > The tasks popup, has green check box with "contacting the server", "verify
    > > > server name", "validate shared folder", "check Distributed File System
    > > > service status", "create the shared folder if it does not exisit", but red X
    > > > on "commit changes".
    > > >
    > > > Any ideas appreciated. Thanks.
    > > >
    > > > -Adam
    HonorPaladin, Sep 16, 2008
    #4
  5. Adam

    Adam Guest

    Bruno,

    Do I have to upgrade all my versions of "Windows 2008 Standard" to "Windows
    2008 Enterprise"? Or can I just upgrade one of them?

    Thanks.

    -Adam

    "HonorPaladin" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > the problem is that windows 2008 standard don't accept to create a DFS in
    > a domain mode (windows 2008 mode) that can permitted to create after many
    > namespaces... is only possible with 2008 Entreprise edition,
    >
    > i have this error in my test network when i would choose to create my
    > first namespace in 2008 mode,
    >
    > you is a bit different because you would create a second namespace but in
    > the fact the more important here is that you have some 'standard' editions of
    > Windows server and it's not possible to create more than one namespace :/
    >
    > Bruno V - Honorpaladin
    Adam, Sep 16, 2008
    #5
  6. Adam

    DaveMills Guest

    On Tue, 16 Sep 2008 11:52:09 -0700, Adam <> wrote:

    >Bruno,
    >
    >Do I have to upgrade all my versions of "Windows 2008 Standard" to "Windows
    >2008 Enterprise"? Or can I just upgrade one of them?


    Interestingly there was a patch for W2003 standard to get round this.
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;903651
    I wonder if it works on W2008 or there is a new patch, or none :-(
    >
    >Thanks.
    >
    >-Adam
    >
    >"HonorPaladin" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> the problem is that windows 2008 standard don't accept to create a DFS in
    >> a domain mode (windows 2008 mode) that can permitted to create after many
    >> namespaces... is only possible with 2008 Entreprise edition,
    >>
    >> i have this error in my test network when i would choose to create my
    >> first namespace in 2008 mode,
    >>
    >> you is a bit different because you would create a second namespace but in
    >> the fact the more important here is that you have some 'standard' editions of
    >> Windows server and it's not possible to create more than one namespace :/
    >>
    >> Bruno V - Honorpaladin

    --
    Dave Mills
    There are 10 types of people, those that understand binary and those that don't.
    DaveMills, Sep 16, 2008
    #6
  7. Adam

    Adam Guest

    The "patch" might be upgrading to Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. :=(

    So if I want DFS namespace redundancy (on two different servers), those
    servers have to be the Enterprise version?

    Thanks.

    -Adam

    "DaveMills" wrote:

    > On Tue, 16 Sep 2008 11:52:09 -0700, Adam <> wrote:
    >
    > >Bruno,
    > >
    > >Do I have to upgrade all my versions of "Windows 2008 Standard" to "Windows
    > >2008 Enterprise"? Or can I just upgrade one of them?

    >
    > Interestingly there was a patch for W2003 standard to get round this.
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;903651
    > I wonder if it works on W2008 or there is a new patch, or none :-(
    > >
    > >Thanks.
    > >
    > >-Adam
    > >
    > >"HonorPaladin" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Hi,
    > >>
    > >> the problem is that windows 2008 standard don't accept to create a DFS in
    > >> a domain mode (windows 2008 mode) that can permitted to create after many
    > >> namespaces... is only possible with 2008 Entreprise edition,
    > >>
    > >> i have this error in my test network when i would choose to create my
    > >> first namespace in 2008 mode,
    > >>
    > >> you is a bit different because you would create a second namespace but in
    > >> the fact the more important here is that you have some 'standard' editions of
    > >> Windows server and it's not possible to create more than one namespace :/
    > >>
    > >> Bruno V - Honorpaladin

    > --
    > Dave Mills
    > There are 10 types of people, those that understand binary and those that don't.
    >
    Adam, Sep 18, 2008
    #7
  8. Adam

    Adam Guest

    I just upgraded my test server to Windows Server 2008 Enterprise and tried to
    put a second DFSroot on that server. Unfortunately, I get the same error
    (from my first post). So its it safe to assume that the two servers with
    DFSroots both need to be the Enterprise version?

    -Adam

    "Adam" wrote:

    > The "patch" might be upgrading to Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. :=(
    >
    > So if I want DFS namespace redundancy (on two different servers), those
    > servers have to be the Enterprise version?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > -Adam
    Adam, Sep 18, 2008
    #8
  9. Adam

    DaveMills Guest

    On Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:15:02 -0700, Adam <> wrote:

    >The "patch" might be upgrading to Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. :=(
    >
    >So if I want DFS namespace redundancy (on two different servers), those
    >servers have to be the Enterprise version?

    Clarify what is it you want, two different name spaces i.e. \\domain\rootA and
    \\domain\rootB or one name space \\domain\rootA replicated onto more than one
    server. The former requires the Enterprise version, the latter does not.

    >
    >Thanks.
    >
    >-Adam
    >
    >"DaveMills" wrote:
    >
    >> On Tue, 16 Sep 2008 11:52:09 -0700, Adam <> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Bruno,
    >> >
    >> >Do I have to upgrade all my versions of "Windows 2008 Standard" to "Windows
    >> >2008 Enterprise"? Or can I just upgrade one of them?

    >>
    >> Interestingly there was a patch for W2003 standard to get round this.
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;903651
    >> I wonder if it works on W2008 or there is a new patch, or none :-(
    >> >
    >> >Thanks.
    >> >
    >> >-Adam
    >> >
    >> >"HonorPaladin" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Hi,
    >> >>
    >> >> the problem is that windows 2008 standard don't accept to create a DFS in
    >> >> a domain mode (windows 2008 mode) that can permitted to create after many
    >> >> namespaces... is only possible with 2008 Entreprise edition,
    >> >>
    >> >> i have this error in my test network when i would choose to create my
    >> >> first namespace in 2008 mode,
    >> >>
    >> >> you is a bit different because you would create a second namespace but in
    >> >> the fact the more important here is that you have some 'standard' editions of
    >> >> Windows server and it's not possible to create more than one namespace :/
    >> >>
    >> >> Bruno V - Honorpaladin

    >> --
    >> Dave Mills
    >> There are 10 types of people, those that understand binary and those that don't.
    >>

    --
    Dave Mills
    There are 10 types of people, those that understand binary and those that don't.
    DaveMills, Sep 20, 2008
    #9
  10. Adam

    Adam Guest

    Just one namespace replicated on two servers for redundancy.

    Ie. \\server1\shares and \\server2\shares both pointing to dfs
    \\domain\shares

    Thanks.

    -Adam


    "DaveMills" wrote:

    > On Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:15:02 -0700, Adam <> wrote:
    >
    > >The "patch" might be upgrading to Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. :=(
    > >
    > >So if I want DFS namespace redundancy (on two different servers), those
    > >servers have to be the Enterprise version?

    > Clarify what is it you want, two different name spaces i.e. \\domain\rootA and
    > \\domain\rootB or one name space \\domain\rootA replicated onto more than one
    > server. The former requires the Enterprise version, the latter does not.
    >
    > >
    > >Thanks.
    > >
    > >-Adam
    Adam, Sep 21, 2008
    #10
  11. Adam

    DaveMills Guest

    On Sat, 20 Sep 2008 18:09:00 -0700, Adam <> wrote:

    >Just one namespace replicated on two servers for redundancy.
    >
    >Ie. \\server1\shares and \\server2\shares both pointing to dfs
    >\\domain\shares


    OK. I have not used 2008 yet but with W2003 this does not need Enterprise
    edition, I cannot imagine this has changed in W2008. Replicas are simply a
    matter of creating a Domain based DFS root and installing DFS onto more than one
    DFS server. It is a Domain based DFS root you have created I assume.

    >
    >Thanks.
    >
    >-Adam
    >
    >
    >"DaveMills" wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:15:02 -0700, Adam <> wrote:
    >>
    >> >The "patch" might be upgrading to Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. :=(
    >> >
    >> >So if I want DFS namespace redundancy (on two different servers), those
    >> >servers have to be the Enterprise version?

    >> Clarify what is it you want, two different name spaces i.e. \\domain\rootA and
    >> \\domain\rootB or one name space \\domain\rootA replicated onto more than one
    >> server. The former requires the Enterprise version, the latter does not.
    >>
    >> >
    >> >Thanks.
    >> >
    >> >-Adam

    --
    Dave Mills
    There are 10 types of people, those that understand binary and those that don't.
    DaveMills, Sep 21, 2008
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