DFS-N: The Root Directory for a Namespace Was Created on FAT Volume Rule

  • ID:  Microsoft.Windows.FileServer.DFSN.6.2.FileSystemNotSupportedAlertRule
  • Description:  This object monitors whether an administrator created a DFS namespace and placed its root directory on a volume that uses the FAT file system.
  • Target:  DFS Namespaces Role Service (Windows Server 2012)
  • Enabled:  Yes

Overridable Parameters

Parameter Name Default Value Description Override
Priority 0  
Severity 1  

Run As Profiles

Name
Default

Alert Details

Message Priority Severity
DFS-N: The Root Directory for a Namespace Was Created on FAT Volume Low Warning

Rule Knowledgebase

Summary

This object monitors whether an administrator created a DFS namespace and placed its root directory on a volume that uses the FAT file system. It does so by monitoring the System event log in Event Viewer for the presence of DFS Namespaces event 14504.

Causes

This can occur if while creating a namespace, the namespace administrator changes the local path of the shared folder storing the namespace root to a location on a volume that uses the FAT or FAT32 file systems. These file systems do not support reparse points, which are the foundation of DFS Namespaces.

Resolutions

To resolve this issue, perform one of the following tasks:

  • Recreate the namespace on a volume that uses the NTFS file system.

  • Use the Convert command to convert the FAT or FAT32 volume to an NTFS volume.

  • Reformat the volume by using the NTFS file system.

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