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What Admin Permissions are Required to add a DFS sharedfolder target?

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When attempting to add a DFS folder target I received the error:  Cannot verify that the folder exists.  The network name cannot be found.  For Validate Shared Folder -- I get green check and Success.  I have full NTFS permissions to the path.  It seems adding Share permissions may help -- but is that necessary -- I don't have admin share permission on any of the hundreds of shares and don't really want it per se.  Exactly what permissions are required to the UNC path in order to successfully add the target?

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This has nothing to do with admin permissions, this deals with what permissions the user has on the target system.

Any DFS has to have both the share permissions and security permissions set.

If you can provide the steps you follow, it might make it clearer.
I.e. You have dFS root \\yourdomain\dfsroot
You would like to have \\yourdomain\dfsroot\newfolder which is served by \\server3\newfolder

Or are you creating a link such that anyone going to that folder is redirected to \\server3\newfolder?
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I am creating a folder and target path -- \\yourdomain\dfsroot\foldername served by \\oldfileserver\foldername.  I have full permission (NTFS, although not Share Permission) to the target (on the old file server) -- yet still receive an error.  DFS is running on a 'new' file server. Hope that helps.
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