No error occurs if you provision a share by using the user interface (UI) tools that are described in the "Introduction" section and if the highly available service or the application group is local to the cluster node.
However, an error occurs if you try to provision a share remotely and if the highly available service or the application group is not local to the cluster node. You may receive the following error message:
<Client_Access_Point_Name>: Virtual Disk Service initialization failed. It is possible that the connection is blocked by Windows firewall. A VDS (Virtual Disk Service) error occurred while performing the requested operation.
To enable the provision shares functionality remotely, modify Windows Firewall on all nodes in the cluster. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Windows Firewall.
- Click Change settings.
- Click the Exception tab, click to select the Remote Volume Management check box.
- Click OK.