DFS namespace wizard

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by RW, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. RW

    RW Guest

    our domain/forest is 2003 level I verified that schema was extended using
    ADSI Edit and steps from this article
    revision for CN=ForestUpdates, CN=Windows2003Update is 9 and objectVerion is
    31 so I'm guessing we are good here. We never used previously DFS so there is
    no old namespaces leftover or anything like that now I'm trying to create new
    name space so I select Namespace server which is going to be one of 2 Windows
    2008 Storage Servers, next I enter name for our namespace and make sure path
    is located on SAN vs C drive of W2k8 server, next I'm selecting Domain-based
    namespace "Enable Windows Server 2008 mode" is grayed out I'm guessing
    because we are not at 2008 domain level, when I click next I get
    "\\our_domain_name\root_folder_name: The namespace cannot be queried. The RPC
    server is unavailable"

    what I'm missing here?
    RW, Jul 29, 2009
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  2. RW

    IT Staff Guest

    our domain/forest is 2003 level. recently i upgraded the schema using
    WINDOWS 2008 dvd.

    The schema object version shld be 44. instead of 31. You can check
    schupgr.exe and it will show version number before/after schema upgrade.
    IT Staff, Jul 30, 2009
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  3. RW

    RW Guest

    I did not say I extend schema to 2008 I meant our domain and forest level is
    2003 and I verified this...

    in any case I know why this RPC error is happening to us so I'll post here
    in case someone will run into same issue, our servers we are going to use for
    DFS are 2008 member servers and 2008 unfortunatelly does not understand
    single label domain name i.e. contoso vs contoso.com unfortunatly we have
    this as left over from NT days one way to get this fix is to rename domain,
    another way is to do domain migration or as a workaround add IPs of all DCs
    in domain to local host file for 2008 servers. As soon IPs of all DCs are in
    host file and mapped to our single label domain, not the DCs host names ! DFS
    wizard to add name space will advance without any errors about RPC
    RW, Aug 5, 2009
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