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 :)
     
    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
     
    Adam, Sep 15, 2008
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  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
     
    HonorPaladin, Sep 16, 2008
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  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
     
    Adam, Sep 16, 2008
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    DaveMills Guest

    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 :-(
     
    DaveMills, Sep 16, 2008
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  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
     
    Adam, Sep 18, 2008
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  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, Sep 18, 2008
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  9. Adam

    DaveMills Guest

    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.
     
    DaveMills, Sep 20, 2008
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  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
     
    Adam, Sep 21, 2008
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    DaveMills Guest

    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.
     
    DaveMills, Sep 21, 2008
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