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When you try to add an additional DFS namespace server using the dfsmgmt.msc snap-in on Windows Server 2003 R2 you may get an error message similar to the following:
"Computer <server> does not belong to domain <domain>"
A similar message might be displayed when you attempt to remove a root namespace server:
"The namespace \\<domain>\<DFS root> on <server> cannot be detected. Element not
found. Do you want to forcibly remove the namespace server?"
Membership in the listed domain is a by-design requirement for adding additional namespace servers.
In the event that the server being added or removed actually is a member of the specified domain, the issue may have to do with a problem with the Windows Server 2003 R2 version of the dfsmgmt.msc snap-in involving case translation. This problem has been resolved in the Windows Server 2008 version of the snap-in.
To workaround this issue, use one of the following methods:
· Use the dfsgui.msc snap-in to add/remove the additional namespace server
· Use the command line tool DFSUTIL to add/remove the additional namespace server:
dfsutil /AddFtRoot /Server:<server name> /Share:<sharename>
dfsutil /unmapFtRoot /root:\\<domain name>\<share name> /Server:<server name>
· Use the Windows Server 2008 version of the dfsmgmt.msc snap-in (using a machine with the RSAT tools installed).
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Article ID: 959214 - Last Review: January 16, 2015 - Revision: 1.0