DFSUtil: Windows Server 2003 vs Windows Server 2008

DFSUtil.exe in Windows Server 2008 comes with a new CLI, which is based on Keywords, Required Parameters and Optional parameters instead of Switches and Arguments. With this change, we intend to make the usage of the commands clearer and easier. Navigation through Keywords is more friendly, giving the information needed to execute a task. An […]

DFSUtil.exe in Windows Server 2008 comes with a new CLI, which is based on Keywords, Required Parameters and Optional parameters instead of Switches and Arguments. With this change, we intend to make the usage of the commands clearer and easier. Navigation through Keywords is more friendly, giving the information needed to execute a task.

An example of this: To create the new Domain-Based Namespace Projects which is going to have a Root Target at the Server NewYork, with the old CLI the user had to type

DFSUtil.exe /AddFtRoot /Server:\\NewYork /Share:Projects /Comment:”Projects in New York”

With the new CLI:

DFSUtil.exe Root AddDom \\NewYork\Projects “Projects in New York”

The new CLI not only gives the necessary information for the task to be executed, but display hints to help resolve tasks related as in when you are creating a namespace you would like to add root targets to it.

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