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  • Verify server name. Error in DFS/DFS Management console

    hi all,
    I have two servers, both member servers of a domain I'll call
    mydomain.org. both are W2K3 R2 SP2,These servers are in separate AD sites.
    I can ping and nslookup both servers from each other, and they are located in 2 sites connected with IPSec tunnel.

    I am attempting to create a Domain based DFS Namespace and setup both of these servers as
    Namespace servers for the DFS Namespace.

    Information Details:
    Server1: W2K3 R2 SP2, AD Site1, member server of mydomain.org
    Server2: W2K3 R2 SP2, AD Site 2, member server of mydomain.org

    I can log onto either of the servers and using the DFS Management
    console create a DFS namespace .
    but has trouble to setup either of the servers to be a
    namespace server for it.

    For example I waht to do the following:
    1) log into Server1, setup a Domain based DFS namespace with a
    DFS Root of Test1 and make Server1 the namespace server for it.
    2) log into Server1, setup a Domain based DFS namespace with a
    DFS Root of Test2 and make Server2 the namespace server for it.

    When I tried to add the server1 or server2
    as a Namespace server I get:

    Contacting the server. Success
    Verify server name. Error

    If I look at the Errors tab, I get "Computer Server1(or2) does not belong
    to domain mydomain.org" Obviously both servers are members of
    mydomain.org, I can even browse for the server at the Add Namespace
    Server dialog when attempting to setup an additional server to be a
    Namespace server.


    Anyone have any ideas why this is occurring?
    thanks!
    jimmy

  • #2
    Re: Verify server name. Error in DFS/DFS Management console

    This is caused by an issue with 2003 R2 version of the dfsmgmt.msc snap-in (according to MS). You can use the 2008 version of the snap-in or use the older dfsgui.msc.

    I used the dfsgui.msc to add my root targets then I was able to manage them with dfsmgmt.msc.

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