DFS - Access Deny
Posted on 2011-03-10
I have two servers that are running Windows Server 2008. Server1 is the primary DFS and Server2 is the secondary. I have a shared folder on both servers with the same name and I am using DFS to link them together. For example: \\Server1\departments is linked to \\Server2\departments. So no matter what gets put in one shared folder it also goes to the other.
Server1 went down today and Server2 becomes active. I could see my files working off of Server2 but couldn't make any changes. An error popped up "Access Denied" when trying to make changes. I checked shared and NTFS permissions on both Server1 and Server2 and they are identical. When Server1 is up and running I can work on the files with no problems. When Server2 is active (meaning Server1 is down), then I get an Access Denied.
Anybody have any suggestions?