DFS Root Already Exists Issue

Posted on 2011-05-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I cleaned the share using DFSCMD and DFSUTIL, checked the view and it's been deleted, restarted DFS Service but when when I try to recreate the share, it's saying that it already exists? Any thoughts? Thank you.
Question by:mmoya

    Accepted Solution

    Figured it out...Went to CN=System,CN=DFS-Configration,DC=domain,DC=com and deleted the entry and that worked. Thank you :)

    Author Closing Comment

    Solved the issue.
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    Expert Comment

    by:Radhakrishnan Rajayyan
    Try creating with different name and check whether its able create, Also have a look at this MS article

    Hope this helps you
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    Expert Comment

    by:Radhakrishnan Rajayyan
    Also you can check if above method doesn't help,
    To resolve this issue, use the Dfsutil.exe tool to clear the DFS information in the registry. Use the following command to clear invalid DFS information from the registry:
    dfsutil /clean:servername

    You can install dfsutil.exe from support tool

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