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December 28, 2009

Failed to find directory “\\ExchangeServerName\c$\Perflogs’ on the server

Filed under: General — telnet25 @ 5:00 pm


Running META ( exchange troubleshooting Assistance on Cluster servers) producing error

“Failed to find directory “\\ExchangeServerName\c$\Perflogs’ on the server”



  • Click on Hide advance data collections options
  • Go to Data Directory on the server

in here place the IP address of the CMS server as shown below




Node 1 ( Physical)


Node  2 ( Physical)

The problem is if you do , on one of the nodes if you click on run and do double back slash

\\CMSName\e$\Perflogs    ( in this example per flogs folders in being created on E drive) you get errors as shown below


If you do same with IP address instead of name , you will see the directory is accessible.


This is why the META isn’t working , you will need to make sure the IP is there as shown below


To be honest I was not able to determine the root cause, the DNS and WINS appears to be working correctly in this situation.

Anyways the goal is to make META happy (-: and move on  this will be one way of doing it

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