DFS Namespaces (File Services MP) 6.0.6600.0 bug? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi there!

    I think I´ve found a small bug in "DFS Namespaces Management Pack Library" version 6.0.6600.0:

    I do not get any alerts from the monitor "DFS-N: Folder Target Availability" when enabled. The monitors description states that alerts should be generated, but it is not configured. A quick fix is to override this value, however, in earlier version 6.0.6321.0 this monitor was not only configured to generate alerts, it also had the "Alert description"-field populated with parameters, wich I guess can not be fixed without creating your own monitor and new dependencies.

    Is this a bug or should one handle this in another way?


    Thursday, July 1, 2010 12:21 PM


  • Hi, No activity for 30 days. Will mark as answer. Feel free to re-open. Thanks

    Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft PFE | blog at http://www.contoso.se
    Sunday, December 26, 2010 7:54 PM

All replies

  • Hi,
    In the monitoring tab, when you go through the "File Services" folder,
    is everything being discovered that should be?

    -- Mike Burr
    Friday, July 2, 2010 6:42 PM
  • Please check if any infomration on the following thread will help:


    Please also go through the Microsoft.Windows.FileServices.OM2007Guide.doc and make sure the configuration is correct.



    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Monday, July 5, 2010 4:05 AM
  • Hi, yes everything regarding DFS is discovered as I see it.


    Monday, July 5, 2010 8:23 AM
  • Hello! I´ve read both and can not find anything useful.

    The monitor is clearly designed different than in previous version, could this be a mistake or should the alert be generated by a parent object, in that case wich one?


    Monday, July 5, 2010 8:27 AM
  • Well, it is reasonable if a new MP is different than a prior one.  You can look at the configuration of the roll-ups that come off of the monitor - it is possible that there is an alert higher up the chain - or that it is a "noise" alert if raised.  Just because something goes red doesn't mean it needs to alert.  It is quite possible that the availability monitor is simply driving uptime reporting.  See if you can create an SLM report on the endpoint.
    Microsoft Corporation
    Wednesday, July 7, 2010 3:20 AM
  • I only know the following:

    1. No alert is generated when the monitor is enabled and goes critical.
    2. The monitors description says "When enabled, this object monitors the availability of a DFS folder (link) target and creates an alert if the folder target is not accessible."

    Either the description or the monitor is flawed.


    Wednesday, July 7, 2010 9:38 AM
  • Possible.  Have you looked at the monitor configuration to see if it generates an alert? 

    DFS team watches this forum occasionally.  I'll point them this way - maybe they can file a bug for this.

    Microsoft Corporation
    Wednesday, July 7, 2010 2:45 PM
  • Yes I´ve looked and no, it is not configured to generate alert.
    And, as I stated in my first post, if I override this value I will still miss the alert description.

    Great if DFS team comments!


    Wednesday, July 7, 2010 3:00 PM
  • Hi, No activity for 30 days. Will mark as answer. Feel free to re-open. Thanks

    Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft PFE | blog at http://www.contoso.se
    Sunday, December 26, 2010 7:54 PM