Remove DFS Domain Based Namespace

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Ern, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Ern

    Ern Guest

    We have a Domain Based namespace that was created for testing purposes that
    we need to remove. The server hosting the namespace has been renamed and is
    now a production file server. I am able to add the namespace to the DFS
    management mmc snap-in, but I am unable to delete it. I receive the
    following error:

    The namespace cannot be queried. the RPC server is unavailable.

    This error does not come up for newly created namespaces.
    How can I delete this old namespace?
     
    Ern, Aug 22, 2006
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  2. That error is indicative that the PDC Emulator is down or unavailable. Is
    this the case?

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    Ned Pyle [MSFT], Aug 23, 2006
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  3. Ern

    Ern Guest

    No. The PDC emulator is up and running. I ran a netdom query fsmo and
    confirmed that that roler are assigned to my primary DC and everything is up
    and running. DNS is also resolving properly. This does notapply to newlty
    created domain based namespaces, only to the one that was created before
    the server was renamed.
     
    Ern, Aug 23, 2006
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  4. Bleh...

    In theory, you could add a WINS and DNS entry for the 'old' server name
    pointing to the new server (a CNAME record). Does that let you continue with
    the removal?

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    Ned Pyle [MSFT], Aug 23, 2006
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  5. Ern

    Ern Guest

    I get a different error now. The error is :

    The namespace cannot be queried. Access is denied.
     
    Ern, Aug 23, 2006
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  6. Arg... we're probably puking on Kerberos at that point.

    I have a way to do this, but it's a confidential internal KB article that I
    cannot post here. I would suggest opening a case - basically, it sounds like
    the Blob data is stuck with the old name and never updated. Other than
    completely manually removing everything and starting over, I suggest opening
    a case with PSS. Really sorry.

    Hmmm... just as a last ditch, can you restart the PDCE server to see if we
    pick up knowledge of the new name? An incredible longshot, but free to try.

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    Ned Pyle [MSFT], Aug 23, 2006
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  7. Ern

    Samad

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    Had the same issue after renaming the server. Renaming the server back to the first server name fixed the issue for me.
     
    Samad, Mar 23, 2013
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