The DFS resource appears to be in a failed state when you create a DFS namespace in a Windows Server 2008-based cluster

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SYMPTOMS

In a Windows Server 2008-based cluster, you run the High Availability wizard in Failover Cluster Manager to create a Distributed File System (DFS) namespace. After the DFS namespace is created, the DFS resource appears to be in a failed state.

RESOLUTION

This behavior occurs because of Domain Name System (DNS) registration and replication delays. After 10 to 15 seconds, the DFS resource comes online.

Note This is a single-instance failure that occurs when DFS tries to come online after a new namespace is created.

REFERENCES

For more information about Windows Server 2008, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/default.mspx

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Article ID: 947719 - Last Review: September 11, 2010 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
Keywords: 
kbclustering kbnamespace kbdfs kbtshoot kbprb kbexpertiseadvanced KB947719

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