NFS: Server for NFS Licensing Monitor

  • ID:  Microsoft.Windows.FileServices.Service.NFS.6.2.Server.Licensing
  • Description:  This object monitors product licensing information and generates an alert if Server for NFS cannot validate the license, if the alert is enabled for this monitor.
  • Target:  NFS (Windows Server 2012)
  • Enabled:  Yes

Operational States

Name State Description
First Event Raised Error  
Second Event Raised Warning  
Third Event Raised Success  

Alert Details

Monitor State Message Priority Severity Auto Resolution
First Event Raised (Error) NFS: Server for NFS Licensing Medium Match Monitor Health Yes

Run As Profiles

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Summary

This object monitors product licensing information and generates an alert if Server for NFS cannot validate the license, if the alert is enabled for this monitor.

Server for NFS must be able to validate NFS licensing information for the service to be functional.

Causes

This monitor can enter a Warning or Critical health state if Server for NFS is unable to validate licensing information or Server for NFS is not supported on this version of Windows. You can determine which of these two situations is applicable by inspecting the Windows System event log and searching for messages from event source Microsoft-Windows-ServicesForNFS-Server and the following events IDs:

  • Event 1015 indicates a license validation failure. This may be due to insufficient system resources or problems with the Software Licensing service.

  • Event 1016 indicates Services for NFS Server is not supported on this version of Windows.

The server will not function until this information can be validated.

If the health state is unknown, it means that monitoring has not yet begun for this object.

Resolutions

For a license validation failure, the computer may have had limited resources available at the time Server for NFS was started.

Restart Server for NFS

Try restarting Server for NFS as follows:

1. At an elevated command prompt on the affected server, type nfsadmin server stop.

2. Type nfsadmin server start.

Restart the computer

  • If restarting Server for NFS does not clear the problem, try restarting the computer.

  • If the computer restart does not correct the problem, there may be issues with the Software Licensing service. Please contact Microsoft Support to resolve the issue.

  • If Services for Network File System is not supported on this version of Windows, contact Microsoft Support to obtain the appropriate license.

Verification

To verify Server for NFS startup status, use the following procedure:

1. At an elevated command prompt, type net start.

2. Verify that Server for NFS appears in the list of results.

This monitor automatically resets to a Healthy state after a valid license becomes available.

External References
This monitor does not contain any external references.

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