- Attach two disks together by using spanned volumes instead of using volume mount points.
For more information about how to manage disks and volumes in Windows Server 2003, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:323442 How to use the Disk Management snap-in to manage basic and dynamic disks in Windows Server 2003
- If you are running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, you can use multiple DFS roots to link to one another. For example, if you have a volume D and a volume E, you can mount each as a DFS root. Then, you can create DFS links from folders on volume D that point to folders on volume E.
Steps to reproduce the problemNote You must have two computers to follow these steps.
- On a Windows Server 2003-based computer (Server1), create a folder structure that resembles the following: C:\DFSRoot\F1
- Open Disk Manager, and then mount a hard disk in the C:\DFSRoot\F1 folder.
- In the DFS snap-in, create a stand-alone DFS root. Set the root folder as C:\Data and use the following parameters: Server Name = Server1
Root Name = Data Folder to Share = C:\DFSRoot
- Try to create a DFS link (DFS folder) from the DFS root that you created. Use the following parameters:Link Name = F1
Path of target = \\Server2\Share (The target path can be any share. It is irrelevant to the scenario.)
Actual result: You receive the error message that is mentioned in the Symptoms section.
Note You cannot create a DFS link under a mount point. However, you can create a "DFS link target" to a folder that is at, under, or before a volume mount point. In other words, a "DFS link target" can be any UNC path that resolves to a directory. In order to demonstrate this scenario, consider the following example:
- On Server2, you create a folder structure that resembles the following: C:\Data\F1
- You open Disk Manager, and then you mount a hard disk in the C:\Data\F1 folder.
- You create an additional C:\Data\F1\F2 folder under the mounted drive, and then you share C:\data, C:\data\f1, and C:\data\f1\f2 to the following corresponding shares on Server2:
Link (Any valid link name may be used. It is irrelevant to the scenario.)
Path of target = \\server2\data or \\server2\data\f1or \\server2\data\f1\f2or \\server2\f1 or \\server2\f2
Article ID: 867712 - Last Review: Jan 15, 2009 - Revision: 1