TestSRTopology Fail

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Please, I need help

I created 3 servers on Hyper-V, 1 DC and 2 member servers.
I have added roles on both member servers: Storage replica & File Server, I also crated 2 volumes on each with the same name and letter.

After I run the TestSRTopolgy I get the following error:


Windows Server Storage
Windows Server Storage
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Storage: The hardware and software system used to retain data for subsequent retrieval.
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  1. Limitless Technology 26,411 Reputation points


    Thank you for posting your query.
    Kindly follow the steps provided below to resolve your issue.

    First we are installing the Storage replica feature and the File server Role. The Storage replica feature needs a reboot.

    Or use Powershell

    install-WindowsFeature “Storage-Replica” –IncludeAllSubFeature

    If you don’t know the module name you can find it easily.
    A reboot is needed.
    Doing this server by server is not handy, So placing this together saves us some time.

    $Servers = “Building-5”,”Building-9”

    $Servers | ForEach { Install-WindowsFeature -ComputerName $_ -Name Storage-Replica,FS-FileServer -IncludeManagementTools -restart }

    The –restart does an automatic restart if this is needed.

    Note: This is a non-Microsoft website kindly take precautions before downloading anything.

    Go to this link for your reference and other troubleshooting procedures


    Do not hesitate to message us if you need further assistance.


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  2. SysAdmin 101 Reputation points

    I followed the steps but unfortunately did not work.

    • I use Hyper-V for creating the environment, I did increase virtual processor for both severs (3 for each), also 4096MB for RAM, as for the 2 disks (Log & Data) I created them with extension '.vhdx', I assigned 18GB for each Disk then assign it to each server.
    • I checked that both roles (Storage Replica & Files Server) are installed and the servers are restarted.
    • I login to servers with enterprise domain account not local account, and run all the actions.
    • I disabled Firewall on both servers(Building5 and Building9)
    • Both Servers are Datacenter version and joined to the Domain.
    • The IPs as follow:

    Please see pictures below:


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  3. SysAdmin 101 Reputation points

    Please I need help

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