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.
This condition occurs if an administrator disables a namespace server.
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.