Windows 2000 Domain, DFS Inaccessible shares and DCOM error
Posted on 2004-11-20
Windows 2000 (SP4) Domain running DFS.
Windows XP / 2000 workstations
Over the last two weeks a few windows XP clients have been experiencing problems accessing our DFS shares. Sparadocially when they try to access a share they may get the error "Z:\ is not accessable. The network path was not found." If I access the shares via a UNC to a server holding a replica of the share it works fine. If I reboot the workstation it then works fine for a while.
My workstation eventlog is filling up with the following DCOM error, but nothing is showing in any of the server error logs.
Event ID: 10009
User: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE
DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer computername.domainname(pdc) using any of the configured protocols.
I have checked the component services / default protocol setting as per the MS article but this doesn't apply to me. If you have any ideas I would love to hear them.