When you try to bring a File Share resource online, you receive:

<b>Event ID: 1068
Source: ClusSvc
Description: Cluster <b>File Share</b> resource ResourceName failed to start with error 2118.</b>
NOTE: Error 2118 means that the name has already been shared.

The Cluster.log may contain:

<b><b>File Share</b> File: Share ShareName is online already, try and delete and create it again
<b>File Share</b> File: Share ShareName deleted successfully !
\[RM\] RmpSetResourceStatus, Posting state 2 notification for resource <b>File Share</b>
\[FM\] NotifyCallBackRoutine: enqueuing event</b>
NOTE: The File Share resource may be in an Online state, or may be in a Failed state (Event ID 1069).

To fix the problem, find and delete the duplicate share:

1. Start Cluster Administrator and take the File Share resource offline.

2. Computer Management / System Tools / Shared Folders / Shares.

3. Right-click any duplicate and press Stop Sharing.

4. Bring the File Share resource back online.

NOTE: You may have created File Shares on the cluster with Windows Explorer, instead of using Cluadmin.exe.

NOTE: See Q224967 - How to Create File Shares on a Cluster.