Remove-DfsnRoot

Removes a DFS namespace.

Syntax

Remove-DfsnRoot
      [-Path] <String>
      [-AsJob]
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-Force]
      [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Remove-DfsnRoot cmdlet removes a Distributed File System (DFS) namespace. When you remove a namespace, you remove all the folders in the namespace. Users cannot use the DFS namespace folders after you remove the namespace. This cmdlet does not delete the folders specified by DFS namespace targets or the files in those folders.

For more information about DFS namespaces, see Overview of DFS Namespaces on TechNet.

Examples

Example 1: Remove a DFS namespace

PS C:\> Remove-DfsnRoot -Path "\\Contoso\AccountingResources"
Confirm
Performing operation "Delete DFS Namespace" on Target "\\Contoso\AccountingResources"
[Y] Yes  [N] No  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "Y"):

This command removes the DFS namespace that has the path \\Contoso\AccountingResources. The command does not include the Force parameter, so you must confirm the operation.

Required Parameters

-Path

Specifies the path for the root of a DFS namespace. This cmdlet removes the namespace that has the path specified.

Type:String
Aliases:RootPath, root, namespace, NamespaceRoot
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete.

The cmdlet immediately returns an object that represents the job and then displays the command prompt. You can continue to work in the session while the job completes. To manage the job, use the *-Job cmdlets. To get the job results, use the Receive-Job cmdlet.

For more information about Windows PowerShell background jobs, see about_Jobs.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession[]
Aliases:Session
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Force

Removes a DFS namespace without prompting you for confirmation. By default, the cmdlet prompts you for confirmation before it proceeds.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ThrottleLimit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False