How to remove DFS configuration manually on member server?

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Ray, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. Ray

    Ray Guest

    Hi there,

    I renamed a DFS server before deleting those DFS settings, they were domain
    roots. Currently, I cannot add those folder back. I followed the
    instructions of this URL,;en-us;q224384

    Currently, I think I have removed DFS information from our domain because I
    could set up the same domain root on other servers except for the original
    one. All of our DFS servers are member servers not on DCs. It seems that the
    URL addressed DFS on DCs. I could not find the key of
    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DfsDriver\LocalVolumes on the dfs.

    When I tried to add the same root name, I would be told "file name

    Any idea? Thanks in advance.

    Ray, Apr 20, 2006
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  2. Ray

    Ray Guest

    I found a solution,

    net stop dfs
    dfsutil /clean /Server:<Servername> /Share:<Sharename>
    net start dfs

    To install the dfsutil.exe from the Support\Tools folder on the Windows 2003

    Anyway, thanks.

    Ray, Apr 20, 2006
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