DFS-N: Service Status Monitor

Operational States

Name State Description
Running Success  
NotRunning Error  

Overridable Parameters

Parameter Name Default Value Description Override
Alert only if service startup type is automatic false This may only be set to 'true' or 'false'. If set to 'false', then alerts will be triggered no matter what the startup type is set to. Default is 'true'.

Alert Details

Monitor State Message Priority Severity Auto Resolution
NotRunning (Error) DFS-N: DFS Namespace Service is not Running High Critical Yes

Run As Profiles

Name
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Monitor Knowledgebase

Summary

The namespace server is offline because the DFS Namespace service is not running.

Causes

The DFS Namespace service is set to start Automatically, but is not running. A service can stop for many reasons, including:

  • The service was stopped by an administrator.

  • The service could not allocate the required memory.

  • The service was prevented from starting because the user account could not be authenticated.

Resolutions

Restart the DFS Namespaces service

To restart the service, use the Services snap-in, the Windows PowerShell Start-Service and Stop-Service cmdlets, or command-line tools such as net stop and net start. To restart the service remotely by using the sc command, open a command prompt window and then do the following:

1.To stop the service, type the following command, where <servername> is the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path to the remote server:

sc <servername> stop dfs

2.To confirm that the service is in the STOPPED state, type the following command:

sc <servername> query dfs

3.To restart the service, type the following command:

sc <servername> start dfs

Note: To restart a service, you must be a member of the local Administrators group on the affected server.

If these actions do not resolve the problem, it is likely that there are other problems that will require in-depth troubleshooting.

Verification

This monitor resets to a Healthy state after the service starts. To confirm that the service is in the STARTED state, type the following command:

sc <servername> query dfs

External References
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