DFS Health Report cannot connect to one server

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Brock Hensley, May 27, 2009.

  1. Hello,

    I have 2 x 2008 Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (32-bit) servers, when
    I run the DFS Health Report on ServerA, it CAN retrieve the data from
    ServerB. However, when I run the report on ServerB, the following errors
    occurs:


    If I turn off the Firewall on ServerA, then the Diagnostic Report can
    retrieve the data no problem.

    I have confirmed and re-added all default DFS inbound rules for the Dynamic
    Port and RFC Endpoint, but it is not allowing replication and the
    diagnostics to complete.

    The weird part is that I have dropped packets logging enabled for the
    firewall on ServerA, but it doesn't even create the pfirewall.log.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    -B
     
    Brock Hensley, May 27, 2009
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  2. Sorry, here's the errors:

    Cannot retrieve version vectors from this member.

    Cannot connect to reporting DCOM server.
    Description: The RPC server is unavailable.

    -B
     
    Brock Hensley, May 27, 2009
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  3. Hello,

    I just created rules on both servers to explicitly allow all traffic from
    their respective IPs... and it still doesn't work. Dropping the firewall on
    ServerA works though.

    I don't see anything that is blocking the ports, the firewall log isn't
    generated, the servers were just rebooted... What is going on?

    -B
     
    Brock Hensley, May 27, 2009
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  4. Hello,

    For the Blanket Allow All rule, I checked "Allow only secure connections" to
    allow selecting "Override block rules" and added the server account to the
    allow list and BAM it works.

    *sigh*

    -B
     
    Brock Hensley, May 27, 2009
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