When using DFS windows explorer shows owner sids instead of friendly names

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by m0rk, Nov 26, 2008.

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    m0rk Guest

    All 2003 R2 DC's, when using DFS namespaces when the option to show the
    owner column is used in windows explorer the sids show instead of the
    friendly user names.

    If I go in via a standard unc \\server\share the friendly name resolves
    fine or if on the server, only appears to happen via dfs namespaces.

    Any ideas ?
    m0rk, Nov 26, 2008
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    confuzzled Guest

    I have this issue as well....has anyone found a fix for this yet?

    This is only an issue when using a dfs namespace path. When going back to
    using the unc directly to the share, the owner column is populated properly.
    confuzzled, Dec 15, 2008
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    jas0n Guest

    Our logon script was mapping to the dfs share with \\domain\share rather
    than the full dns \\domain.local\share - once changed this it worked
    jas0n, Dec 20, 2008
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    confuzzled Guest

    So what you are saying is that the DFS must be published in Active Directory,
    and to use the Fully Qualified Domain Name name vs NT Domain Name?

    Ie. "FQDN\dfs share name\dfs link" seems to work

    Why does this work instead of "NT Domain Name\dfs share name\dfs link"

    confuzzled, Jan 12, 2009
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    DaveMills Guest

    I believe the answer is in "How DFS works" but it is while since I read it. At
    least there is a discussion on DNS v Netbios/Wins names.
    DaveMills, Jan 14, 2009
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    ARoe Guest

    Fixing the DNS Suffix search order also appears to correct this issue.
    ARoe, Jan 19, 2009
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