Help with DFS Error

Patrick Wilson 21 Reputation points
2023-05-11T13:28:28.0233333+00:00

Hello,

I'm getting an error in DFS Management: "\my.domain\local The namespace cannot be queried. The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted."

As far as I know, users are not having any issues opening the DFS share folders. However I can't do anything in DFS Management because of this error.

Things I've checked so far:

1.) nslookup has no problems resolving my.domain to the IP's of all four domain controllers.

2.) I've checked the network settings on my primary Domain Controller to make sure that the preferred DNS Server is the DC's IP address. I've checked the DNS tab (under advanced) to make sure that the setting "Register this connection's addresses in DNS" is checked.

3.) Repadmin /replsummary shows no errors.

4.) I have four DC's on my domain and I have set their DNS server addresses to match the following pattern:

DC1: DC2, DC3, DC1, loopback
DC2: DC3, DC1, DC2, loopback
DC3: DC4, DC1, DC3, loopback
DC4: DC1, DC3, DC4, loopback

Does anyone else have suggestions? Thanks.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.4K Reputation points MVP
    2023-05-11T15:13:12.47+00:00

    This one could be of some help.

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/64867086/cant-manage-dfs-namespace-after-retiring-namespace-server

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