DFS Management Console Broken (Server 2008 R2)
Posted on 2011-03-02
Hey Everyone, hopefully this will be an easy fix; very shortly after installing SP1 on a Win Server 2008 R2 x64 machine I noticed that the DFS Management Console was broken. Error message pops up:
MMC cannot open the file C:\Windows\system32\dfsmgmt.msc
This may be because the file does not exist, is not an MMC console, or was created by a later version of MMC. This may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to the file.
After doing some troubleshooting I'm finding that if I rename dfsmgmt.msc to something else, say dfsmgmt_original.msc it will open just fine. However, with the original name I get the error message. I have yet to find any other consoles that have an issue.
As a workaround I've renamed it to dfsmgmt1.msc and altered the path in the start-menu shortcut, but I'd love to know what happened in case I find any other issues that may or may not be related.
Thanks in advance.