Category: File Services

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…


Windows Server 2012 – Create and Configure Shares

You may use the following method to create and configure a share (with basic settings) in Windows Server 2012. Begin by opening the Server Manager then navigating to File and Storage Services > Shares. On the Shares page click TASKS > New Share…. This is a very basic configuration (designed to get you accustomed to…


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Adding the File Services Role

You may use the following method to install the File Server role on a server that is running the Windows Server 2012 operating system. On the default menu of the Server Manager GUI click the Add roles and features option. When the Add Roles and Features Wizard dialog box opens click Next > on the…