ABE and Windows 2008 Cluster

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by Mark, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Mark

    Mark Guest

    I'm trying to setup ABE on file shares in Windows 2008 and it doesn't seem to
    be working. What I'm trying to accomplish is to have users login and only
    see the shares they have access to and nothing else. So on the virtual
    cluster here is how I'm trying to set it up. On a note, there is vbscript
    that maps the drives.


    So the "Depts" folder is the share folder and the second folder is the
    actual folder that the user would map too. So if I belong to the "ABC"
    group, my mapping should be :
    I:\\Depts\ABC and I shouldn't see the other folders.

    I also read that if the cluster had to failover, you would have to reset all
    the shares. Is that correct?

    Mark, Jan 9, 2009
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  2. This is probably less a clustering question than an Access-based Enumeration
    query. That said, if you are setting up your shares properly in the
    cluster, you shouldn't have to reset anything after a failover.

    Here's the TechNet link for this task:
    • TechNet: Create a Shared Folder in a Clustered File Server

    As for ABE, I found another MVP's blog dealing with ABE and how it works

    Hope this helps,
    Ryan Sokolowski [MVP], Jan 9, 2009
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  3. Mark

    Mark Guest


    I understand what you are saying but I think maybe I didn't explain it well.
    What I meant was that if you enable ABE on a share on a cluster if it had to
    failover do you have to redo the share becuase of the ABE? Also, I actually
    read the second artical and it didn't seem to work. Let me see if I can
    explain it another way. If I logged in, out of all the folders that I listed
    the only one that I want to see is "ABC" when it gets mapped. I don't want
    to see the others. Does that make sense???

    Mark, Jan 9, 2009
  4. Mark

    Robert Smit Guest


    It will work on a cluster.
    Install the Share on the cluster.
    And install the ABE Tool on each node in the cluster
    From the Cluster Admin create a resource of type " application" in the
    command to exec for this resource ( parameters) do
    cmd /k abecmd /enable <clustersharename>

    Check out the box "allow interact with desktop"

    Make sure this resource is depend on the share and must be in the same

    This should do the trick. I will make a blog post show check this in a few


    Robert Smit
    Blog : http://fiberman.spaces.live.com/
    Robert Smit, Jan 13, 2009
  5. John Toner [MVP], Jan 13, 2009
  6. Mark

    Robert Smit Guest


    Correct this is in windows 2003.


    Robert Smit, Jan 14, 2009
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