Error when adding additional Namespace Server (Server 2003 R2)

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Steve, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest


    We have 2 servers replicating 4 DFS Namespaces. For redundancy I would like
    to replicate to a 3rd server which is also running Server 2003 R2. I was
    successful adding the 1st Namespace but when trying to add the others I
    receive the following warning...

    "A shared folder named "HQ" already exists on the server "Server1". If the
    existing shared folder is used, the security settings specified within the
    Edit Settings dialog box will not apply. To have a shared folder created
    with those settings, you must remove the existing shared folder."

    "Do you want to use the existing shared folder and its current security

    If I select Yes, there is an error when Committing changes.

    "The namespace server \\Server1\HQ cannot be added. The server already hosts
    a namespace."

    If I select No, there is an error when Validating the shared folder.

    I did remove the existing shared folder but it gets re-created when
    attempting to add the Namespace server and the same error remains.

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated!

    Thank you!

    Steve, Sep 2, 2009
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  2. Steve

    IT Staff Guest

    Enterprise Edition R2 allows more than 1 namespace server.

    Standard Edition R2 only allows for 1 namespace server.
    IT Staff, Sep 3, 2009
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  3. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Just for clarification, I have 3 Namespace's and each Namespace has 2
    Namespace Server's.

    I have 1 Namespace that has 3 Namespace Servers.

    Is it fair to say that these DFS Namespaces are being replicated? My main
    concern is redundancy should a server fail..
    Steve, Sep 3, 2009
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