DFS-N: Service Status Monitor

  • ID:  Microsoft.Windows.DfsService.AvailabilityState
  • Description:  This monitor checks whether the DFS Namespace service (Distributed File System on Windows Server 2003) is running.
  • Target:  DFS Service
  • Enabled:  Yes

Operational States

Name State Description
DFS Service is running Success  
DFS Service is not running Error  

Overridable Parameters

Parameter Name Default Value Description Override
Alert only if service startup type is automatic   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
DFS Service is not running (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 (Distributed File System on Windows Server 2003) 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

To resolve this issue, start the DFS Namespace service (Distributed File System on Windows Server 2003). To do so, in the Operations console, click the Start DFS Namespace Service task.

To confirm that the DFS Namespace service is running, in the Operations console, click the Query DFS Namespace Service Status task. This monitor resets to a Healthy state after the service starts.

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

External References
This monitor does not contain any external references.

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