DFS Site information not being updated after moveing a server to a new site...

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by John Smith, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    I have 2 servers in one site and I have made my DFS tree with FRS
    replication and all, now I moved one server to a different site, (over a
    slow link) I have the "/insite" command set as I only want clients to be
    able to contact the local server. But when I do a "dfsutil /root:(domain
    name) /view" all the "Sites" are the first site even though the server is
    now in the second site..

    I searched around a bit and came up with a QB on the problem saying you have
    to remake the tree in order to update the site info, but that was talking
    about win2k, I have win2003 and hope I don't have to do that. Is there
    anyway to get the site info to update? Will it just take some time to
    update? Or do I have to do something manually. (I hope it won't involve
    having to resync the servers)

    John Smith, Nov 30, 2004
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    Glenn L Guest

    Glenn L, Dec 1, 2004
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  3. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    thanks read that part and I restarted the DFS service on the DC and it
    didn't update... but I guess I'll wait the 24hrs and see if it fixes
    John Smith, Dec 1, 2004
  4. Try restarting the DFS service on the root servers as well.
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Dec 1, 2004
  5. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    ok so it will work that's good news... I moved the server back to site1 as
    it wasn't working right... the "Site" for this server is still site2 even
    though it as a site1 IP address.. Will DFS move the DFS targets to site2
    just because that's what site AD says it's a site2 server? Or will it look
    at the IP address and leave it in Site1 till the server is moved back to a
    site2 IP address...
    John Smith, Dec 1, 2004
  6. How are you moving the server between sites? We've seen issues lately where
    a customer will drag-and-drop a server in AD from one site to another
    without updating the server's IP address so that it belongs to the other
    site's subnet. This will cause problems for DFS, and it might be what you
    are seeing.
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Dec 1, 2004
  7. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    Yes that may be it; I just "Moved" the server in AD sites and services, to
    site2... but at this point it's still has an IP address from site1... I just
    wanted to test things before physically moving it to site2 and giving it a
    site2 IP. I thought that DFS would just read the info from AD regardless of
    what IP was still set on the server, but I guess not...

    This is not a problem, all I want to know is that when I finally do move
    this server to site2 both physically and in AD Sites, the links will update
    to the right site without me having to redo anything... cuz that will be the
    last step and I don't' want to have to re-replicate or remake the DFS tree
    that late in the game..
    John Smith, Dec 1, 2004
  8. Yes, when the server finally gets its Site2 IP address, the site info should
    update within 24 hours. The techref link that Glenn provided earlier
    explains how this works.
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Dec 2, 2004
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