You may not be able to add or remove additional namespace servers using the DFS management console in Windows Server 2003 R2

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Symptom



When you try to add an additional DFS namespace server using the dfsmgmt.msc snap-in on Windows Server 2003 R2 you may get an error message similar to the following:

 

"Computer <server> does not belong to domain <domain>"

 

A similar message might be displayed when you attempt to remove a root namespace server:

 

"The namespace \\<domain>\<DFS root> on <server> cannot be detected. Element not

found. Do you want to forcibly remove the namespace server?"

Cause



Membership in the listed domain is a by-design requirement for adding additional namespace servers.

In the event that the server being added or removed actually is a member of the specified domain, the issue may have to do with a problem with the Windows Server 2003 R2 version of the dfsmgmt.msc snap-in involving case translation. This problem has been resolved in the Windows Server 2008 version of the snap-in.

Resolution



To workaround this issue, use one of the following methods:

·         Use the dfsgui.msc snap-in to add/remove the additional namespace server

·         Use the command line tool DFSUTIL to add/remove the additional namespace server:

dfsutil /AddFtRoot /Server:<server name> /Share:<sharename>

dfsutil /unmapFtRoot /root:\\<domain name>\<share name> /Server:<server name>

/Share:<share name>

·         Use the Windows Server 2008 version of the dfsmgmt.msc snap-in (using a machine with the RSAT tools installed).

More Information



941314  Description of Windows Server 2008 Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;941314

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Article ID: 959214 - Last Review: October 23, 2008 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
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