Citrix DSCHECK options

Posted on 2009-03-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a server hostname that at one time was a valid Citrix server, but it no longer exists.  However I still see it referenced at various places in some Citrix Management consoles.  My guess is that I need to delete it from the Data Store to get rid of references to it.  Another guess is that I will need to run one of the two following commands to get rid of it:
dscheck /full servers server-hostname /deleteall
dscheck /full servers server-hostname / deletemf
From the documentation, it is not clear to me the difference between the "/deleteall" and the "/deletemf" parameters to dscheck.  An explanation of the diffences of those parameters would be appreciated.
Question by:GregMani34
1 Comment
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

pfcjoker earned 250 total points
ID: 24023688

o /DeleteAll  Delete the server entries from the data store.
o /DeleteMF  Delete the MetaFrame server entry from the data store.

If you do not specify a server id, the command is applied to all servers.
Note: In general, use /Delete*** with caution.

I have always used the /deletemf command and it works cleanly, but as the warning states clearly, be careful - like usual I'd suggest that anyone using /delete* command should make a verifiable good backup of their DataStore before running the command.

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Citrix XenDesktop, gold image, VMware, vSphere.
If your vDisk VHD file gets deleted from the image store accidentally or on purpose, you won't be able to remove the vDisk from the PVS console. There is a known workaround that is solid.
How to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Part 1. In this video tutorial we have explained step by step installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 is explained in this video. We have explained the difference between…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

821 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