Added a second DFS Root Target - Now mapped drives show as disconnected

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Brett Bishop, May 23, 2005.

  1. Brett Bishop

    Brett Bishop Guest

    I have 2 windows 2k3 Enterprise servers. One houses 4 DFS roots. I wanted
    to create those roots on the second server for redundancy incase the first
    server goes down the dfs links are still there. I went into the MMC for DFS
    and selected New Root Target on each of the roots and selected the second
    server. It all appeared to be working fine until I started getting some
    calls about drive letters showing up as Disconnected. The drives are mapped
    using \\Domain_Name\dfs_share_name. When I right clicked on them and when
    to the dfs tab it showed both servers listed and they both returned status
    of Ok when I did check status. The only way I was able to get the status
    out of Disconnected for the drives was to do a net use x: /delete which
    returned an error but after a reboot they were working for a little while.
    I have removed the root target on the second server hoping this fixes the
    end users problems for now but would like to be able to have the redundancy
    back if I can. Any help on this would be great.

    Brett Bishop
    US Bankruptcy Court INN
    Brett Bishop, May 23, 2005
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