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what is the Synatx for removing old namespaces

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I have a DFS that I inherited and which was not properly set up. I have been cleaning it up and fixing it with time. I just discovered that there are 6 "dead" namespaces besides the one we use in production. I would like to remove them but can't do so from the MMC, need to use DFSutil. Read the documentation and googled, but I am totally unsure of the command!

NOTE: there were also some dead DCs that were forcibly removed and left several traces. These namespaces are not on any current server.
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Will Szymkowski earned 500 total points
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I would first start by making sure that your domain has health replicaiton before removing your DFS Name spaces manaully from the Configuration Partition. The below commands will test replication...
repadmin /replsum
repadmin /showrepl
repadmin /bridgeheads

Use dcdiag /v to also test the overall health of your domain controller services.

Once you have confirmed that your DC replicaiton is working and is in a health state then remove the DFS name space from the configuration partition.

The below link provides the steps for this
Remove DFS Name Space Manually

Will.
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replication is fine since I've been working on this for weeks now. Ran the command in the article and removed the namespaces perfectly! Thanks.
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