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File shares on iSCSI devices may not be re-created when you restart the computer
Article ID: 870964 - View products that this article applies to.
You use the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator service to connect to an Internet SCSI (iSCSI) disk device. The file shares that you create for folders that are located on your iSCSI device may not be re-created when you restart the computer that the shares are created on.
This issue may occur when the iSCSI Initiator service is not initialized when the Server service initializes. The Server service creates file shares. However, because iSCSI disk devices are not available, the Server service cannot create file shares for iSCSI devices until the iSCSI service is initialized.
iSCSI Initiator 2.xTo resolve this issue in iSCSI Initiator 2.x, follow these steps on the affected server:
Make the Server service dependent on the iSCSI Initiator serviceUse one of the following methods to make the Server service dependent on the iSCSI Initiator service.
Method 1: Use the Microsoft Service Control utility (Sc.exe)Note You do not have to modify the registry when you use this method. Therefore, this method is the preferred way to set the service dependency.
Method 2: Use Registry EditorImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
Microsoft Windows 2000
You can script the procedures that are described in the "Resolution" section by using the Sc.exe and Iscsicli.exe utilities. To do this, create a batch file that uses these commands, and then either run the batch file directly, or run the batch file in another way. For example, run the batch file by using Group Policy.
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To script the whole operation that is described in the "Resolution" section, create a batch file that contains the following text:
The issue could also happen to non-iscsi storage if server service is started before the storage has been initialized. In that case, we can use the below workaround, assuming G is the drive letter we want to monitor:
Article ID: 870964 - Last Review: November 12, 2012 - Revision: 2.1