From time to time I don't see the whole DFS structure on the clien

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Sigi EMEA, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Sigi EMEA

    Sigi EMEA Guest

    Hi Guys,

    I'm just starting with DFS. So I've installed on both DC's the DFS
    management console (via Windows 2003 R2).

    I've configured 2 namespaces "\\\software" and "\\\share".

    My problem is on the client side (windows xp). From time to time I don't see
    the whole DFS structure. When I go to start --> run and type "\\\"
    I receive only a list of "NETLOGON", "SYSVOL" and "Scheduled tasks". And I
    don't get the list with "Software", "Share",..

    I've installed DNS and WINS on both DC's.

    Sigi EMEA, Jun 3, 2008
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    Ruchi Manuja Guest


    when we face this issue, run dfsutil /pktinfo on client machine and confirm
    if any dfs referrals are cached by client machine or not. confirm if we can
    access \\machine\share where these referrals point to. does this issue
    happnes from one client machine only or from other machines as well.

    Ruchi Manuja, Jun 11, 2008
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  3. I remember someone posting about this problem during the R2 beta... At
    that point, it was more a permission error (transient) on one of the

    If the second suggestion in Ruchi's post doesn't help, also make sure
    that all of the servers are synced in time. Also, whenever you see
    this happen, take a look at the event logs of both the client and the
    server and see if there may by chance be anything logged their.


    Jeffrey Randow

    Windows Networking MVP 2001-2006
    Jeffrey Randow, Jun 12, 2008
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