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Can't create any new DFS links: Access Denied

Posted on 2008-10-09
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I'm getting an error trying to add a new dfs link (first in a few years) to our existing root. The error says "The following error occurred while creating the DFS link: Access is denied". All the existing links seem to be working fine though. The link I'm trying to create is to a share on a new DC. I've tried creating test links to the same folders as the existing working links but that didn't work either so I don't think the problem is specific to the new server. All the servers involved are 2003 SP2.

Thanks,

Steve
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by:placebo69a
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There might be a problem with the secure channel from your server to active directory. Run the following command from command prompt on the computer you are trying to create the DFS link from:
NLTEST.EXE /SC_RESET:<Domain Name>
Don't have NLTEST.EXE? Download it here.
Make sure the secure channel is reset successfully and then try creating the DFS link again.
Let me know if this helps. :)
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by:smandell
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Thanks but that didn't work. I ran it on the server that serves as the dfs root.

"Flags: 30 HAS_IP  HAS_TIMESERV
Trusted DC Name \\<DomainController>
Trusted DC Connection Status Status = 0 0x0 NERR_Success
The command completed successfully"
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Eventually we worked around the issue by creating an entirely new DFS.

Thanks,

Steve
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