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Access Denied!!

By taz1nl ·

I have a domain DFS but when I attempt to create a dfs link to one of my
share I get the error 'Access Denied' and also 'The Network Path location
cannot be reached'. I checked the permissions and all if ok as I'm a domain
admin, so what could be the problem here?

The dfs links I am trying to create are also setup as dfs root servers with
replication enabled, but I don't think this should be the issue here as this
was the setup in the past which worked just fine. Whatsmore the root server
status is 'online' but when I create the links I get the 'offline' message
aswell as the above errors.

Any hints??

Thanks in advance,

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by BFilmFan In reply to Access Denied!!

Which version of the Windows operating system is being used?

Try the following to see if the issue is resolved. Most likely the issue is being caused by logging on as the adminstrator account by default does not have by default write permissions on the DFS-Staging folder:

1. Click Start, click Run, type mmc, and then click OK.
2. On the Console menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in, and then click Add.
3. Click Distributed File System, click Add, click Close, and then click OK.
4. Click Distributed File System, click Display an existing Dfs Root, and then click OK.
5. Click the domain, and then click DFS Root.
6. Expand the root by clicking the plus sign (+) to view the Dfs links.
7. Right-click the Dfs link, and then click Replication Policy.
8. Click the shared folder that you want to set as the master, and then click Set Master.
9. Click another shared folder to which you want to replicate, click Enable, and then click OK to establish the replication policy.

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by taz1nl In reply to Access Denied!!


Your advice about the ACL on the FRS-Staging folder was spot on! When I checked the ACL on each server the admin ACE were blanked out, so I simply added them in and now there are no error messages. The only thing is that I cannot add one of the servers as root; don't know if this is because it's a w2k (sp4) machine. It's not crucial as I will be replacing this with a w2k3 OS very shortly - maybe that will solve it.

Thanks again...

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