The following error occurred during deleting the DFS root on SERVERNAME.
Do you want to forcibly remove the DFS root?
The system cannot find the file specified.
If you answer "Yes" to the question, DFS root target removal succeeds.
(1) DFS root target was created on a server with default DFS configuration, using server NetBIOS name in referral
(2) Server hosting the DFS root target you want to delete was configured to use FQDNs in referrals, according to Knowledge Base article 244380
The error message occurs after configuring DFS service on the server hosting the root target to use Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDNs) in referrals. Since the old referral name stored in DFS configuration was created using NetBIOS server name, it does not match the current setting of the DFS service and therefore an error is raised.
How to Configure Dfs to Use Fully Qualified Domain Names in Referrals
Article ID: 555181 - Last Review: 14 Feb 2017 - Revision: 1