Can Windows File Sharing (CIFS) be managed as a cluster resource?
Posted on 2004-08-17
Can Windows File Sharing (CIFS) be managed as a cluster resource? If so, can multiple, separate CIFS virtual servers be defined, such that the shares available through each virtual server are different? In my own testing I believe the answer to this depends on whether or not multiple lanmanserver service definitions can be created, e.g., lanmanserver and lanmanserver2. One of the registry keys used by lanmanserver is "Shares" and this defines the shares managed by a given lanmanserver. Can two lanmanserver services, each with their own Shares list, coexist?