The "Dfsutil /import" command takes a long time to finish when you run this command to import DFS links to a stand-alone DFS root under a heavy load on a Windows Server 2003-based computer

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SYMPTOMS

You are running the Distributed File System (DFS) service on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer. When you run the Dfsutil /import command on the computer to import DFS links from a metadata file to a stand-alone DFS root (namespace), the command takes a very long time to finish. Additionally, you will notice a high amount of registry reads on the stand-alone DFS servers and increased CPU usage. For example, this problem occurs when you run the following command to import DFS links.
Dfsutil /root: dfsRootName /import: FileName /set /nobackup
Note dfsRootName is an existing DFS root to which you want to import DFS links. FileName is the name of the metadata file.

RESOLUTION

This hotfix has been superseded by another hotfix. For more information about the newer hotfix, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
931323 The "Dfsutil /import" command takes a long time to finish when you try to import DFS links to a stand-alone DFS root on a Windows Server 2003-based computer

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Article ID: 927291 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
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