JSI Tip 9063. When you attempt to set the dirty bit on a mount point by using FsUtil.exe in Windows Server 2003, you receive 'Error: Access is denied'?

In WIndows Server 2003, when you attempt to set the dirty bit on a mount point by using fsutil dirty set <Mount Point>, you receive Error: Access is denied.

Example:

:: Create a folder on drive F:
MD F:\Folder
:: Determine the GUID of the D: volume
mountvol
:: Create a volume mount point from F:\Folder on the D: volume
mountvol F:\Folder \\?\Volume\{f21ebfa2-6713-11d9-a9ad-806d6172696f\}:: Set the dirty bit on the mount point
fsutil dirty set F:\Folder
:: You will receive Error: Access is denied.
To workaround this behavior, you must temporarily assign a drive letter to the mount point so that FsUtil.exe can set the dirty bit:

fsutil dirty set <Drive_Letter:>

NOTE: Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2003 has a Maintenance Mode feature that will allow you to run CHKDSK in a clustered environment.



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