Dfsdiag TestDFSConfig

Applies To: Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

Checks the configuration of a Distributed File System (DFS) namespace by performing the following actions:

  • Verifies that the DFS Namespace service is running and that its Startup Type is set to Automatic on all namespace servers.

  • Verifies that the DFS registry configuration is consistent among namespace servers.

  • Validates the following dependencies on clustered namespace servers that are running Windows Server 2008 or later:

    • Namespace root resource dependency on network name resource.

    • Network name resource dependency on IP address resource.

    • Namespace root resource dependency on physical disk resource.

For examples of how this command can be used, see <?Comment LV: Because this topic is so short, do we really need a link to the Examples section below? 2010-08-24T15:54:00Z Id='0?>Examples<?CommentEnd Id='0' ?>.


DFSDiag /TestDFSConfig /DFSRoot:<namespace>





The namespace (DFS root) to diagnose.


To TBD, type:

DFSDiag /TestDFSConfig /DFSRoot:\\Contoso.com\MyNamespace

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