Error message when you try to browse a DFS namespace from DFS the Management Tool: "An item with the same key has already been added"
Log Name: System
Event ID: 14547
Computer: computer name
Description: A Distributed File System (DFS) folder was created with conflicting descriptions. This can occur if two administrators on different namespace servers create conflicting folder structures at approximately the same time. Namespace: \\domainname\public1 DFS folder path: test2\.DFSFolderLink DFS folder 1: link-017c585e-18bc-4412-bd11-15bb1f982e32 DFS folder 2: link-3ab25a17-d094-4979-8b66-e1c59e553d36
The DFS folder 1 identification information is link-017c585e-18bc-4412-bd11-15bb1f982e32.
The DFS folder 2 identification information is link-3ab25a17-d094-4979-8b66-e1c59e553d36.
This issue occurs when two administrators on different namespace servers create a DFS folder that has the same name. In this case, you have to determine which folder you want to delete.
- On the server that holds the primary domain controller (PDC) role, start Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) Editor. To do this, click Start, click Run, and then type Adsiedit.msc.
- In ADSI Editor, connect to the default naming context.
- Under the domain name, expand CN=System, expand CN=DFS-Configurations, and then expand the DFS Namespace that is specified in the event log.
- Double-click the DFS Namespace. This time, you will see the DFS folders that are listed in the event log in the right pane of the ADSI Editor. These folders are distinguished by their GUIDs in the following format:link-GUID
- Delete one of the folders.
- If this issue still exists, restart the DFS service on the DFS member server. Then, try to access the DFS namespace from the DFS management Tool.
Article ID: 961652 - Last Review: 01/22/2009 15:28:56 - Revision: 1.0
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