Error message in multi server farm

I was adding a new web front end (WFE) server to a farm last week and ran into this error while running config wizard.

Task configdb has failed with an unknown exception

07/21/2008 14:18:39 8 ERR Exception: System.IO.IOException: The device is not ready.

at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)

at System.IO.Directory.InternalCreateDirectory(String fullPath, String path, DirectorySecurity dirSecurity)

at System.IO.DirectoryInfo.Create(DirectorySecurity directorySecurity)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPProvisioningAssistant.CreateDirectory(DirectoryInfo di, Boolean secureAdminAccess)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPServer.CreateDirectory(String path, Boolean secureAdminAccess)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPServer.CreateDirectory(String path)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUsageSettings.EnsureLogFileDirectories(SPFarm farm)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication.Provision()

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebServiceInstance.Provision()

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPFarm.Join()

at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ConfigurationDatabaseTask.CreateOrConnectConfigDb()

at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ConfigurationDatabaseTask.Run()

at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TaskThread.ExecuteTask(

After some poking around the net I found that my buddy Eric Shupps had seen this error before also. The issue stems from the fact that WFE1 had the usage logs set to go to the D:\ drive in Central Admin. When config wizard tried to provision this folder on WFE2 it errored out because the server did not have a D:. Whoops.

Thanks Eric!



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