2009-10-08 19:07:45 UTC
I recently setup a Win2008 R2 DFS namespace server (standalone, not
domain-based) that I'm having a little issue touching certain XP
clients. Specifically, the DFSN is on the domain, but the DfsRoot is
not domain-based (hope that makes sense).
The issue I'm having is from XP clients that are NOT on the domain and
try to access the DFS Namespace server located at \\DFSServer
They can *browse* the root of the namespace server and see all the
namespaces available, but attempting to browse within any of the
shares (to which I have administrative access to) yields an error:
"\\DFSServer\Users is not accessible. You might not have permission to
use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to
find out if you have access permissions.
Configuration information could not be read from the domain
controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or access has
I know it's not a firewall issue (shares can be access directly by the
link, just not through the DFS). I've tried the fix for XP SP2 to set
EnableDfsLoopbackTargets in the registry to 1, but this did not fix
Any ideas? I'm in a little hot water here since all my tests prior to
today didn't reveal this issue and I've already deployed some
production shares on the DFS.