Unable to create new DFS Namespaces, it shows duplicate name

"The namespace is not unique in the domain in which the namespace server was created. You must go back to choose a new namespace name, or change the namespace type to stand-alone"
psanjoySystem AdministratorAsked:
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Kini pradeepPrincipal Cloud and security consultantCommented:
from the looks of the error that you have posted, it seems that a domain DFS name space is already created with that name. A couple of things that you could try.
if possible create a new DFS name space with a different name -if that works then there is definitely a duplicate. you could also view the dfs name spaces that are created in AD using ADSIEDIT. Launch the tool and connect to the default naming context and drill down to
CN=DFS-Configuration, CN=System, DC=Domainname, DC=local or whatever
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psanjoySystem AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Deleted the old DFS name by using the command 'DFSUTIL ROOT REMOVE \\domain \namespace'.
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