how to inventory DFS names space, to get quickly all the servers that we need to migrate?

how to inventory DFS names space, to get quickly all the servers that we need to migrate and that are critical?

Please help.
I am not familiar with DFS. WE are running DFS on 2008 servers configured as clusters.

THank you so much
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Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
Using the DFS Management tool, expand the "Namespaces" object then click on the namespace of interest.  In the center panel, select the Namespace Servers tab.  In the Path column is a list of the servers that are supporting this namespace.

You will also want to view the associated Replication Group which will tell you what servers are hosting the folders and files in the namespace.  You can use the DFS management tool to generate 3 reports detailing the health of the DFS supported structures.


creative555Author Commented:
IS there a way to export the target folder path servers? I have only few name servers that I dont mind writing it down, but there are many file servers that are selected as targets for folders. Is there a script that I can run to get all the target folder pathes?

For example:


You want to use dfsutil to export the entire namespace into XML format, which is pretty easy to read.


dfsutil /root:\\fileserver01\public /export:%temp%\fileserver01-public-dfs.txt

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creative555Author Commented:
Thank so much to you both!! THe script saved me a lot of manual work, but running the reports as Dan suggested, also helped out a lot!

Great help!!
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