Category Archives: DFS

Why DFSR disk not showing correct free space

If you notice DFS share disk available free space across the DFSR target servers is not same, why replication partners showing different free space with same data and disk size, What does these numbers actually represent and some of the users get out of disk space message when copying data even there is no quota … [Continue reading]

Why DFS Referral list not showing all the DFS Servers?

While accessing DFS share from client, nearest DFS server will be selected and you can see which server is selected by checking folder properties – DFS Tab – referral list and your connected server will be active (Yes on Active), did you ever verified is all your DFS servers on the list? Why some DFS namespace server not showing up … [Continue reading]

Category: DFS

DFS troubleshooting

DFS Client side troubleshooting

DFS will work depends on the site and subnet configuration so while checking the client side issue, you have to check the client network configuration and corresponding site and subnet configuration, If you have complex DFS setup, then it’s very difficult to troubleshoot

In the below Example:

Domain name = Microsoft.com
DFS root name = support… [Continue reading]

Standalone DFS Migration:

Standalone DFS Migration:
Migrate Standalone DFS from source server to destination server.
e.g TESTW0001 to TESTW0002


1. Export the Standalone DFS from source server (TESTW0001)
Dfsutil /Root:\TESTW0001DFS_Root /Export:c:tempdfs.txt
2. Open the output file and replace the old server name with new server name
3. Create the new DFS root (DFS_Root) on TESTW0002 same as source
Then run the bellow command … [Continue reading]