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

    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?

    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.

    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?

    Brock Hensley, May 27, 2009
  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.


    Brock Hensley, May 27, 2009
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