DFS-N: Namespace Server Health State Mapped from Metadata Monitor

  • ID:  Microsoft.Windows.DfsNamespaceRooTarget.MetadataState
  • Description:  This object displays the health state of namespace servers, as found in the namespace metadata during discovery.
  • Target:  DFS Namespace Server
  • Enabled:  Yes

Operational States

Name State Description
Good Success  
NotGood Error  

Overridable Parameters

Parameter Name Default Value Description Override
Interval Seconds 10800  
Synchronization Time    

Alert Details

Monitor State Message Priority Severity Auto Resolution
NotGood (Error) DFS-N: Namespace Server Not Available Medium Critical Yes

Run As Profiles

Name
Default

Monitor Knowledgebase

Summary

This object maps the state of a namespace server found during discovery to a health state and then creates a Critical alert if the namespace server is offline.

Causes

This condition occurs if an administrator disables a namespace server.

Resolutions

Open an elevated command prompt on a computer running Windows Server 2008 and then use the Dfsutil Property State Online \\<namespace> \\<namespace_server>\<share> command.

Note: To enable a namespace server, you must be a member of the Local Administrators group on the namespace server.

To verify that this issue is no longer present:

1. Open a command prompt window and then use the dfsutil root\\<namespace> command (on Windows Server 2003, use the dfsutil root\\<namespace>/view command) to check the state of the namespace.

2. Confirm that the state of the root is OK and that the states of all namespace servers are Online.

3. After you resolve the problem, in the Operations console, reset the health state of this monitor to Healthy.

External References
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