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Citrix DSCHECK options

Posted on 2009-03-30
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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.
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From http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX107800:

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.

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