Domain based DFS issue

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Domain based DFS issue

Post by nobbybarnes » Sat May 04, 2013 1:00 pm

I seem to be getting some strange results on a Domain based DFS.
all logs in ok.. volumes map ok.
can see mounts, shares, folders and files in finder
  • some folders containing files; I just cannot copy the files to desktop.. I get error -8058
    For those folders that I am having issues with, I cannot copy files into the folders.
  • It seems the folders are 3 deep bellow the DFS mount point
Experimentation (all with same end results above):
  • Connect to the raw share that DFS is pointing to and the files & folders work fine
    If I rename the folder via the raw share it briefly works via the DFS mount point
    I can create a folder alongside the folders that have issues and this also briefly works.
Environment info:
  • SBS 2011 Domain (2008 R2)
    Server 2008 R2 and 2003 R2 file servers (1 of each) (both exhibit error)
    All windows servers fully up-to-date
    Windows servers are very clean (no extra tut installed)
    Test MAC OS x 10.8.3 fully updated... This does have Adobe CS6 installed
    DFS is DOMAIN-BASSED ie the DFSRoot share is on the AD (SBS 2011) server
    The 2 file servers (2008 & 2003) have a single share with folders under the share(s)
    DFS mount points (many of) each point to one of the servers, into the share and into one of the sub-folders
    DFS-R or any variant of replication is NOT in use
    DFS purely builds us a single mount point connecting to our data spread over several servers..
My thoughts:
  • Should I Rip out all security, set shares (DFSRoot and mount point) to everyone:F + files & replicate down..?
    The windows systems have no issue with the DFSRoot share and folder on the AD server (DC/Domain) being ReadOnly, are MAC's non-complient in this area?

Anyone got any pointers?
Kind regards
David Barnes

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Re: Domain based DFS issue

Post by jim_t » Sun May 05, 2013 9:20 am


I would recommend getting in touch with our Support Specialists at or 1-817-478-5070 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm). We can gather some trace information that should help determine why the error is occurring without having to eliminate DFS.


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Re: Domain based DFS issue

Post by nobbybarnes » Fri May 10, 2013 7:42 am

Yes, Thursby support helped with this..

The issue revolves around a bug in Finder that was introduced in Lion and we are still waiting for a fix on.
Effectively Finder fails to enumerate the DFS mount point...

1) go back to 10.6
2) ditch finder and use an alternative..

I went for 2) and we are trialling 'Path Finder'

Nobby Barnes

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