Removes the specified root target from a domain-based Distributed File System (DFS) namespace, even if the root target server is offline. If the last root target of the DFS namespace is being removed, the function also deletes the DFS namespace. A DFS namespace can be deleted without first deleting all the links in it.
NET_API_STATUS NET_API_FUNCTION NetDfsRemoveFtRootForced( LPWSTR DomainName, LPWSTR ServerName, LPWSTR RootShare, LPWSTR FtDfsName, DWORD Flags );
Pointer to a string that specifies the name of the Active Directory domain that contains the domain-based DFS namespace to be removed. This parameter is required.
Pointer to a string that specifies the name of the DFS root target server to be removed. The server must host a root of the domain-based DFS namespace. This parameter is required.
Pointer to a string that specifies the name of the DFS root target share to be removed. This parameter is required.
Pointer to a string that specifies the name of the domain-based DFS namespace from which to remove the root target. This parameter is required. Typically, it is the same as the RootShare parameter.
Must be zero.
If the function succeeds, the return value is NERR_Success.
If the function fails, the return value is a system error code. For a list of error codes, see System Error Codes.
The caller must have permission to update the DFS container in the directory service and must have Administrator privilege on the DFS host (root) server.
The NetDfsRemoveFtRootForced function forcibly removes a domain-based DFS root target from a DFS namespace. It is used to delete a domain-based DFS namespace when the root target servers of the namespace are no longer available (for example, because they have been decommissioned).
Because the DFS root target is removed by contacting the primary domain controller (PDC) and not by removing the DFS root target server, NetDfsRemoveFtRootForced does not update the registry of the root target server. Under normal circumstances, you can remove the root target from a DFS domain root by calling the NetDfsRemoveFtRoot function.
|Minimum supported client||Windows Vista|
|Minimum supported server||Windows Server 2008|
|Header||lmdfs.h (include LmDfs.h, Lm.h)|