Category: Distributed File System

Distributed File System – Namespace Server Removal

The following is a step by step guide to removing a Distributed File System (DFS) namespace server for a Microsoft Active Directory (AD) integrated DFS namespace. Export the DFS namespace configuration with the following command: dfsutil /root:\\domain.com\namespace /export:namespace.txt /verbose In the DFS Management console right click and delete HOSTNAME under the Namespace Servers tab for the Microsoft…


Distributed File System – Remove Orphaned Namespace

The following is a step by step guide on removing an orphaned Distributed File System (DFS) namespace in a Microsoft Active Directory environment. Open Active Directory Service Interfaces Editor (adsiedit.msc) Connect to the Default naming context Navigate to DC=domain,DC=com,CN=System,CN=Dfs-Configuration Delete the object for the orphaned DFS namespace Run repadmin /syncall (if you have more than one…


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Distributed File System (DFS) Configuration

Distributed File System (DFS) allows you to share folders that are located on multiple servers using a consistent and logical namespace. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 allows you to add the DFS role (namespace and replication). After you add the DFS role you may use the following method to configure the namespace for your organization. In…


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Install Distributed File System (DFS) Role

You may use the following method to install the Distributed File System (DFS) role on a server running the Windows Server 2012 operating system (OS). The link below will direct you to a Microsoft TechNet article that provides a detailed description of DFS. In the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Server Manager dashboard click Add roles…