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I have about 250 different shares on a single Server 2003 SP2 server.  I'm implementing a domain-based DFS namespace and am looking for a way to feed the DFS server with the shares stored on the 2003 server.

So, if I have:

\\Server2003\Users
\\Server2003|data
\\Server2003\accounting
etc...

I don't want to (or would like to avoid) adding all of these by hand into the DFS Name Space targets...  what I would like is to run some tool which will basically take all shares from Server2003 and add them to my namespace...

i.e. so that the following are automatic:

\\domain.local\root\Users
\\domain.local\root\data
\\domain.local\root\accounting

over 200 times...  Is this doable?
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I'm aware of the dfutil's existence but unsure of the syntax I'd follow to enumerate all shares and appropriate share permissions in dfs from the file server.  Would you be able to give me a hand with that?
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To get a list of all your shares, go to Computer Management, System Tools, Shared Folders. Right click on Shares, and Select Export List... . That will get you all shares, including the hidden ones. You can then bring that into Excel, and add some columns for the commands you need.

dfsutil link add <DfsPath> <\\server\sharepath> [Restore] [<Comment>]

I took the syntax straight from the TechNet blog post.
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ok, i've seen the link add syntax, but how would I feed this command line with the output of my shares?  i.e. dfsutil link add <<path to filename.txt>> ?   Thanks, Kevin
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I build it in Excel. You can easily fill down the cells with the repeating command, and then have a column for the DFS path, and another with the target path. Make it look like a batch file, and then save it as a .txt file with a .cmd extension and run it.
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Thanks... It was obvious after I asked the last question.  Sometimes the obvious has to be pointed out, one last thing in layman's terms what is the difference between link add and target add, shouldn't I be using target add?
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