DFS structure and terminology

Essentially, a DFS namespace is a shared group of network shares residing under a DFS root, which serves as a container for the namespace and performs much the same function for the distributed file system that a root folder serves for a physical volume. In other words, the DFS root serves as the sharepoint for the distributed file system. Rather than contain subfolders like a root directory does, the DFS root contains links to the shares local and remote that form the distributed file system....

Removing scopes from a superscope

You can remove one or more scopes from a superscope if necessary to restructure the scopes on the server. Removing a scope from a superscope does not delete the scope or deactivate it. Instead, it simply makes it a scope directly under the server branch, rather than a child scope of the superscope. This enables you to add it to a different scope or eliminate the superscope without affecting its individual scopes. To remove a scope from a superscope, open the DHCP console and open the superscope...

Terminal Services Licensing

Licensing requirements for the Remote Desktop connections to Windows Server 2003 servers are dependent on three factors the mode in which Terminal Services are running Remote Desktop for Administration or Full Terminal Server , the operating system on the client device that's running Remote Desktop session, and the number of Terminal Servers configured with per-device and per-session licensing. Per-device licensing requires a temporary or full license for each connecting device per-session...

Generic script clusters

The Generic Script resource in a server cluster is a custom script written in a language supported by any of the scripting engines present in the Windows Server 2003 servers platform such as VBScript or JScript . Even though such scripts would be application specific, they need to follow guidelines that are documented on Microsoft Development Network available at http msdn.microsoft.com . In short, the script has to implement at least the LooksAlive and IsAlive functions, which return a Boolean...

Fixing RAID redundancy failures

If the status of any volume reports Failed Redundancy, Failed Redundancy (At Risk), or just Failed, use one of the following procedures to fully recover it Procedure 1 To reactivate a volume in Failed Redundancy state, try the following 1. In the Disk Management snap-in, switch to Graphical View by selecting View O Bottom O Graphical View. 2. If a disk hosting the volume is listed in Missing, Offline, or Online (Errors) state, right-click it and select Reactivate Disk. If the reactivation...

Troubleshooting server cluster

The most valuable cluster troubleshooting information is provided in the cluster logs. Configuration log ClCfgSrv.log, which contains entries describing the actions performed when running the New Server Cluster and Add Nodes Wizards, is located in the Windir System32 LogFiles Cluster folder on the computer from which the wizards are run. A diagnostic log stores information about all other cluster activities. Its location is controlled by the value of the ClusterLog system environment variable,...