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"


On a Windows Server 2008-based computer, when you try to browse a DFS namespace from the DFS Management Tool, the operation may fail. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
An item with the same key has already been added.
When this issue occurs, event 14547 is logged in the event log: This event means that on the namespace \\domianname\public1, two DFS folders were created that have the name "test2."

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.


To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. 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.
  2. In ADSI Editor, connect to the default naming context.
  3. Under the domain name, expand CN=System, expand CN=DFS-Configurations, and then expand the DFS Namespace that is specified in the event log.
  4. 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:

  5. Delete one of the folders.
  6. 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.


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

문서 ID: 961652 - 마지막 검토: 2009. 1. 22. - 수정: 1