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Windows 2012 File Server cluster - issue with adding file share RRS feed

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  • Greetings All,

    I have physical 2-node (nodes A and B) Windows 2012 Standard cluster with File Server role installed (standard SMB, no CSV/CAFS). Both nodes are alike, hardware and software-wise with the same patching level. LUNs presented for clustering are served by iscsi (EMC VNX).

    The issue that I'm running into is when I try to create new shares. While running 'Add File Share -> Quick' wizard from Failover Cluster Manager on node B with file server being active on node A, I don't see my (online) volume available for selection in the 'Share location'->'Select by volume'. It is grayed out. The same when I try to run the wizard locally on the active node. Only when I run the wizard from node A with File Server being active on node B I'm able to see the volume in the wizard. Running the wizard locally on active node yields the same problem.

    I'm using Domain Admin account for all above.

    As a separate note, I get the following warning message on the first screen when running add file share wizard:

    "Unable to retrieve all data needed to run the wizard. Error details: Cannot retrieve information from server (A or B, depending on which node I run it from). Error occurred during enumeration of SMB shares. The WinRM client sent a request to HTTP server and got a response saying the requested HTTP URL was not available. This is usually returned by a HTTP server that does not support WS-Management protocol"

    Obviously I don't have additional roles/features installed to provide support for HTTP based requests but I don't think this is mandatory. Besides, I get the same error even in the only scenario mentioned above that allows me to create shares. 

    Also, when trying to create new shares from 'Server Manager-> File and Storage Services ->Shares' hangs indefinitely with "loading data...'

    Any help with getting new share creation/making volume appear when running the wizard across both nodes consistently working would be greatly appreciated and rewarded.

    Thanks,

    Peter

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013 2:15 AM

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