DFS-N: Additional namespace servers should be added to the following domain-based namespace

Updated: April 27, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

This topic is intended to address a specific issue identified by a Best Practices Analyzer scan. You should apply the information in this topic only to computers that have had the File Services Best Practices Analyzer run against them and are experiencing the issue addressed by this topic. For more information about best practices and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer.

Operating System

Windows Server 2008 R2


File Services






The following domain-based namespace has only a single namespace server (root target):


If the namespace server fails, client computers will not be able to receive new referrals to folder targets, which limits their ability to use the following namespace:


Add one or more namespace servers to the following domain-based namespace:

To do so, see Add Namespace Servers to a Domain-based DFS Namespace.