Applies to: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

The dfsutil command manages DFS Namespaces, servers, and clients.

Functionality available in PowerShell

The DFSN PowerShell module provides equivalent functionality to the following dfsutil parameters.

Parameter Description
root Displays, creates, removes, imports, exports namespace roots.
link Displays, creates, removes, or moves folders (links).
target Displays, create, remove folder target or namespace server.
property Displays or modifies a folder target or namespace server.
server Displays or modifies namespace configuration.
domain Displays all domain-based namespaces in a domain.

Functionality available only in dfsutil

The following functionality is available only as dfsutil parameters:

Parameter Description
client Displays or modifies client information or registry keys.
diag Perform diagnostics or view dfsdirs/dfspath.
cache Displays or flushes the client cache.

For more info about each of these commands, open a command prompt on a server with the DFS Namespaces management tools installed, and then type dfsutil client /?, dfsutil diag /?, or dfsutil cache /?.

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