KB829885 DFS update to support consolidation roots

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Dan Henson, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. Dan Henson

    Dan Henson Guest

    I am migrating a NT4.0 member server to a Windows 2003
    Enterprise member server. I plan to use the FSMT. The
    help file for FSMT refers me to a KB829885, Distributed
    File System to support consolidation roots in WS 2003.
    The section entitled "Software Update Information"
    specifies this fix should only be applied where necessary
    but it does not tell me WHEN this fix might be necessary.
    Secondly, there is no link to download the fix, just a
    link to contact support which sounds suspiciously like I
    should have a credit card in my hand when I call.

    When is it necessary to load the fix described and where
    can I obtain it from?

    Dan Henson
    Dan Henson, Jul 28, 2004
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  2. Hi Dan,

    You only need this DFS QFE if you want to create DFS consolidation roots to
    maintain UNC paths. So it's not really a "fix" but new functionality. The
    File Server Migration Toolkit requires this hotfix to enable support for
    consolidation roots; the KB also describes a way to create consolidation
    roots manually, but the toolkit is the easier route.

    The downside is that we cannot provide a link to the hotfix itself; you have
    to call PSS to obtain it. You should not be charged for requesting this
    hotfix--just let them know the KB/hotfix #.
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Jul 28, 2004
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