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.

  1. Export the DFS namespace configuration with the following command:
    1. dfsutil /root:\\\namespace /export:namespace.txt /verbose
  2. In the DFS Management console right click and delete HOSTNAME under the Namespace Servers tab for the Microsoft Active Directory intergrated DFS namespace.
    1. \\\namespace
  3. Remove the file shares on HOSTNAME.
    1. \\hostname\namespace
  4. Verify the folder for the file share in step (3) is empty, then delete it.
    1. C:\DFSRoot\namespace
  5. This completes the process.