JSI Tip 7064. File shares on legacy FTDisk sets are NOT accessible after you upgrade to Windows Server 2003?

If you upgrade Windows NT 4.0 to Windows Server 2003, any legacy FTDisk (fault-tolerant disk) sets shares will no longer be shared.

This behavior occurs because Windows NT 4.0 FTDisk sets are not fully supported by Windows Server 2003.

NOTE: You can use the Ftonline tool, from the Windows Support tools, to gain access to your data. See Fault-Tolerant RAID Volumes or Volume Sets Displayed as 'Failed'.

After you use Ftonline, you can make the shares temporarily available:

1. Open a CMD prompt.

2. Type the following commands, pressing Enter after each:

net stop dfs
net stop browser
net stop server
net start server
net start browser
net start dfs
NOTE: The DFS and Browser services are dependent on the Server service.

NOTE: The recovered shares will only be available during this boot. Rebooting will loose the shares.

You should backup the data, delete the data, and recreate the data as Dynamic Volumes.

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