Solved

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

Posted on 2008-10-22
3
888 Views
Last Modified: 2008-11-13
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?
0
Comment
Question by:Wibble_
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
Americom earned 500 total points
ID: 22780672
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Wibble_
ID: 22784076
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?
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Americom
ID: 22785716
Have you tried other option for the dfsutil to clear cache etc?
0

Featured Post

Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article explains the steps required to use the default Photos screensaver to display branding/corporate images
Recently, Microsoft released a best-practice guide for securing Active Directory. It's a whopping 300+ pages long. Those of us tasked with securing our company’s databases and systems would, ideally, have time to devote to learning the ins and outs…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question