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Clients May Receive Access Denied Error

Article ID: 174940

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Cluster Server 1.1

This article was previously published under Q174940


If you create a File Share resource within a group using Microsoft Cluster Server, it is important to establish a dependency with a physical disk resource. If the physical disk resource is on the shared SCSI bus and a failure occurs without the dependency, clients may receive the following error:

Access Denied


The File Share resource type requires a dependency on a network name so the share may be registered on the network. The resource does not place a mandatory requirement on a physical disk resource that corresponds to a device on the shared SCSI bus. This allows the use of other forms of storage under special circumstances. This may include local storage for nonvolatile data in which the same data exists on both nodes. Third-party data solutions may also fall into this category.

If you use a device on the shared SCSI bus for a share's data storage and do not establish a dependency between the File Share resource and the Physical Disk, clients may receive access denied errors or other errors caused by a brief failure of the device. This condition may be temporarily resolved by manually taking the File Share resource offline and then returning it to online status. If you establish the dependency first, this manual step is not necessary and the condition does not occur. For best results when storing data on a device managed by a Physical Disk resource, establish a dependency for the resources that rely on the data source.

Additional query words: cluster client denied MSCS server cluster

Keywords: kbinfo kbsetup KB174940