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Deleted DFS namespace still appears in the \\domain.local share

Posted on 2008-10-22
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When i browse to \\domain.local i can still see some old DFS shares that shouldn't be there, one of them is Share100.
When you try to browse to the share, you get the error:

\\domain.local\Share100 is not accessible, you might not have permission to use this network resource ...... Configuration information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or access has been denied.

There is a share called Share100 on our PDC (\\pdc\Share100). If i unshare the folder, then the link disappears from the \\domain.local list, but it comes back if i recreate it.

We need the share on the PDC, and I assume that it was at one point a part of DFS, but isn't any more. How do i sever the link?
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Try remove the share then do a replications between all your DCs. Then, recreate the share you needed. If that doesn't help then try the DFSUTIL.
You may want to use the /CLEAN option to remove the share.
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Thanks Americom,

dfsutil /clean /server:\\pdc /share:\\domain.local\Share100

did the trick.

The only thing is, it got rid of all the other browsable dfs shares in the \\domain.local as well. It Still looks like they exist (i.e. i can still browse to them at \\domain.local\dfsshare1 for e.g) but they no longer appear browsable. Any Ideas?
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Have you tried other option for the dfsutil to clear cache etc?
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