dfs target show wrong disk size
Hi, I'm having a problem copying a large file (3gb)to one of our DFS shares with Windows Vista using the explorer (copy and paste to \\dfs\dfsroot\dfsshare).Vista reports that there is notenough space on thedisk, but on the target server there is plentyof room (50gb). The disk space being shown is that of the root server (2 gb). We haveDFS running on Windows Server 2003 with 2 root servers and multiple target servers. There's no problem copying from Windows XP and the work around we used on Vista was to make a drive mapping to the full path (\\dfs\dfsroot\dfsshare) then the correct free disk space is shown. Ismaking a drive mappingthe preffered method?
March 31st, 2008 6:11am

Hi nwb_Lani, This issue should be fixed in SP1. So I would like to confirm if SP1 is installed on the Windows Vista machines. If the issue persists after installing SP1, please download and install the following hot fix: NOTE: Please ensure the SP1 installed on the Windows Vista machines before installing this hot fix. Package: ----------------------------------------------------------- KB Article Number(s): 947972 Language: All (Global) Platform: ia64 Location: (http://hotfixv4.microsoft.com/Windows%20Vista/sp2/Fix223064/6000/free/341979_intl_ia64_zip.exe) Password: n3ANhXu ----------------------------------------------------------- KB Article Number(s): 947972 Language: All (Global) Platform: x64 Location: (http://hotfixv4.microsoft.com/Windows%20Vista/sp2/Fix223064/6000/free/341980_intl_x64_zip.exe) Password: L5[fPi-Wd ----------------------------------------------------------- KB Article Number(s): 947972 Language: All (Global) Platform: i386 Location: (http://hotfixv4.microsoft.com/Windows%20Vista/sp2/Fix223064/6000/free/341978_intl_i386_zip.exe) Password: 8@R11hf# NOTE: Passwords expire every 7 days so download the package within that period to insure you can extract the files. If you receive two passwords it means you are receiving the fix during a password change cycle. Use the second password if you download after the indicated password change date. Hope it help.
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April 2nd, 2008 5:23am

Hi, Thanks for the reply. We did have SP1 installed so we will be trying the fix.
April 3rd, 2008 2:58am

The fix works fine! Thanks
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April 3rd, 2008 3:58am

Glad to hear that. Have a nice day.
April 3rd, 2008 5:38am

Hi there, I've got the same problem, having the dfs roots the same as the dfs shares. The hotfix works on our Vista PCs, but our servers (a mixture of Windows 2003 and R2) and the majority of our computers (XP pro) have the same problem. Is there a workaround or hotfix for these other OS? thanks.
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June 2nd, 2008 11:45am

Is it possible to receive this hotfix again, I have the same issues in my Network with Windows Vista Clients, all showing the size of the root disk instead of the entire share.
August 14th, 2008 2:20am

This problem appears to be with 2003 dfs, because it uses the drive space of the OS drive for the size of the name space, instead of a selected size or any of the drives used for the shares. I dodn't know why you would reference a SP1 patch for it when all Vista is doing is checking for available space before starting the copy. There is an issue that 2008 looks at the namespace drive size instead of the namespace folder target drive size.The main problem is withdfs server, not theclient.Say you have a dfs server with an OS drive of 100GB and a data drive of 800GB.Namespace = \\Test.dom\TestspaceTarget = TestFolderFull target = \\Test.dom\Testspace\TestFolderWhen you map a drive to the dfs namespace share or do a DIR of it, it will report that the drive is 100GB even though the shares are on the 800GB drive. Since this is an virtual namespace, maybe we should just be able to select a abitrary drive size for the namespace and then there wouldn't be a problem.DIR\\Test.dom\Testspace result = <100GB of free spaceDIR\\Test.dom\Testspace\TestFolderresult = <800GB of free spaceA way to get around this2003 dfs problem in 2008 is to map the target folder first before trying to copy. 2008 will then check the target drive space instead of the namespace OS drive.
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December 19th, 2008 4:40pm

Hi! At me the same problem. how I can receive fix files?
May 15th, 2009 6:52am

Hi was this issue never resolved? I’ve got the same problem on XP,Vista and 7. The DFS namespace is hosted on a 2008 server with about 200GB of space. The namespace points to one of our 2008 file servers with 4TB of space. When I use the namespace to connect to the file server it’s showing I only have 200GB of disk space with when in fact I have the 4TB of space. Is there a setting or hotfix I can use to resolve this issue? Thanks
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September 23rd, 2011 6:06am

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