This article discusses how to decommission a root server that hosts a domain-based Microsoft Distributed File System (DFS) root in Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
To decommission a root server that hosts a domain-based DFS root, follow these steps:
- Remove the root server from the DFS namespace. To do this:
- On the decommissioned root target, remove DFS information from the registry by using the following Dfsutil.exe command:
Dfsutil /Clean /Server:RootTargetServer /Share:DFS share name
- On the decommissioned root server, at a command prompt, type net stop dfs, and then press ENTER.
- On the decommissioned root server, at a command prompt, type net start dfs, and then press ENTER.
Note After you remove a DFS root target, DFS stops giving referrals to the decommissioned server within 15 minutes of the update to the DFS Active Directory directory service object. The DFS Active Directory object resides on the local domain controller and is issued by the PDC emulator master. The time that the update can take depends on Active Directory replication schedules.
For additional information about DFS, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 842218 - Last Review: June 7, 2007 - Revision: 3.1
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
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