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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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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 /nobackupNote dfsRootName is an existing DFS root to which you want to import DFS links. FileName is the name of the metadata file.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/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
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Article ID: 927291 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 4.0