You cannot create more than one domain-based DFS namespace on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

Article translations Article translations
Article ID: 903651 - View products that this article applies to.
Expand all | Collapse all

On This Page

SYMPTOMS

You cannot create more than one domain-based Distributed File System (DFS) namespace on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

Note Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition and Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition support more than one DFS namespace per computer. However, Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition supports only one domain-based DFS namespace or one stand-alone DFS namespace per computer.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Update information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Release Date: December 21, 2005

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions
   Date         Time   Version           Size  File name
   --------------------------------------------------------
   06-Jul-2005  00:34  5.2.3790.2481  164,864  Dfssvc.exe
Windows Server 2003, Itanium-based versions
   Date         Time   Version           Size  File name
   --------------------------------------------------------
   05-Jul-2005  14:42  5.2.3790.2481  320,512  Dfssvc.exe
   05-Jul-2005  14:42  5.2.3790.2481  164,864  Wdfssvc.exe
Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
   Date         Time   Version           Size  File name
   --------------------------------------------------------
   05-Jul-2005  14:42  5.2.3790.2481  320,512  Dfssvc.exe
   05-Jul-2005  14:42  5.2.3790.2481  164,864  Wdfssvc.exe

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This problem was first corrected in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

After you apply this update, Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition can support more than one domain-based DFS namespace. However, this update does not enable Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition to support more than one stand-alone DFS namespace. For more information about the terminology that is used in this article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Technical support for x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows

Your hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for x64-based versions of Windows. Your hardware manufacturer provides support because an x64-based version of Windows was included with your hardware. Your hardware manufacturer might have customized the installation of Windows with unique components. Unique components might include specific device drivers or might include optional settings to maximize the performance of the hardware. Microsoft will provide reasonable-effort assistance if you need technical help with your x64-based version of Windows. However, you might have to contact your manufacturer directly. Your manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that your manufacturer installed on the hardware.

For product information about Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx
For product information about x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/64bit/x64/editions.mspx

Properties

Article ID: 903651 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 8.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
Keywords: 
atdownload kbqfe kbbug kbfix KB903651

Give Feedback

 

Contact us for more help

Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
Get more support from smallbusiness.support.microsoft.com