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When I try to add a new DFS Domain Root on a Windows 2003 R2 server I get the following error when clicking finish:-

"The following error occured while creating DFS root on server servername.domain.local:
  The object identifier does not represent a valid object."

I can add a new Domain Root on another server without any problems.  I also tried creating a DFS root on another server, then adding the problem server as a new root target and get the same error".

There is nothing in the event logs to suggest what the issue is, I've checked and there are no existing DFS root's that could be causing an issue (this is the first in the domain).

I've also tried running DFSUtil /clean on the server, but that had no effect either.
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by:GridLock137
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try these and see if it gets you to the root of the problem:

http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/30103587/dfs--cannot-complete-new-root-wizard.aspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/288399

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=224384

also make sure you are running enterprise edition on the servers. i ran into a similar issue due to running standard edition of windows server 2003
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by:pmason08
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Sorry I've tried those, no luck.

I wasn't aware you needed Enterprise edition, I assumed the problem was server specific as I've had no issues with other Standard installs.

Since I have no enterprise licenses if that's the only solution, going to be a show stopper unfortunately.
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by:GridLock137
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when i tried to get two DFS servers to talk to each other the no one that was not Enterprise edition at least had to be Windows Server 2003 R2, the other had to be Enterprise but of course that might have been specific to my situation at the time.  i will keep looking into this.
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take a look at the second one, you should try installing the adminpak if it's not being done on a DC, also make sure the links between server are correctly named and that the server is part of the same DFS namespace you created on the first server. make sure the replication is properly configured, maybe instead of creating a new namespace you should just have it replicate from the server that's already set up. can you supply any screen shots?




http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc737358(WS.10).aspx

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-1602703.php
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