Here's an interesting issue uncovered by Michael Sadoff, one of our top Support Escalation Engineers out in North Carolina. If you're looking to monitor DFS Link Targets with the Microsoft Windows Server DFS 2003 management pack then you'll definitely want to check this out:
Issue: When you import the Microsoft Windows Server DFS 2003 management pack, the State View for the MP does not include DFS Link Targets. If you create a state view to show 2003 DFS Link Targets, they appear as "Not monitored."
Cause: This is by design. The State View for the DFS MP only lists Windows computers that are running the Distributed File System service. Because DFS Link Targets do not require the DFS service, they won't necessarily appear in this view. The reason DFS Link Targets do not have health state is that the DFS MP does not have any unit monitors targeted at this class.
Resolution: DFS Link Target monitoring is done through the DFS Root Monitors when you set the PingLinkTargets override values to True. Doing so will cause the DFS Root Monitor to verify availability of link targets. If a target is unavailable, this will affect the state of the DFS Link and trigger an alert. The alert description will provide the name of the target that is unavailable.
Use the following steps to enable the PingLinkTargets override:
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer
This is not Valid for R2 version, we have the same issue. that in R2 DFS health links gives err.
from the default MS DFS mmc there are no errors. PLease advise how to solve in R2.