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Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Datacenter Server use server clustering and provide cluster failover capabilities for a standard Distributed File System (Dfs) root. When you are creating a cluster file share resource in Cluster Administrator or by using the command-line utility (Cluster.exe), an existing Dfs root configuration is not migrated. This article describes a procedure that an administrator can use to add this configuration information to the clustered Dfs root.
NOTE: If there is currently a Dfs root defined on any node in the cluster, the creation of the file share resource does not succeed and the following error message occurs:
All existing Dfs roots must be removed before creating the cluster file share resource as a Dfs root or defining an existing cluster file share resource as a Dfs root. The Windows 2000 version of Dfs Manager does not have a feature to save and restore the child node configuration. This functionality is in Dfs version 4.1 that is available at the following Microsoft Web site:
A Dfs root already exists in this cluster node. Error ID: 5088 (000013e0)