Directory Services: Manually clearing 'ConflictAndDeleted Folder in DFSR'

This post about a couple of scenarios with the ConflictAndDeleted folder in DFSR. These are real quick and dirty, but they may save you a call to us someday. Scenario 1: We need to empty out the ConflictAndDeleted folder in a controlled manner as part of regular administration (i.e. we just lowered quota and we want […]

This post about a couple of scenarios with the ConflictAndDeleted folder in DFSR. These are real quick and dirty, but they may save you a call to us someday.

Scenario 1: We need to empty out the ConflictAndDeleted folder in a controlled manner as part of regular administration (i.e. we just lowered quota and we want to reclaim that space).

Scenario 2: The ConflictAndDeleted folder quota is not being honored due to an error condition and the folder is filling the drive.

Emptying the folder normally: It’s possible to clean up the ConflictAndDeleted folder through the DFSMGMT.MSC and SERVICES.EXE snap-ins, but it’s disruptive and kind of gross (you could lower the quota, wait for AD replication, wait for DFSR polling, and then restart the DFSR service). A much faster and slicker way is to call the WMI method CleanupConflictDirectory from the command-line or a script[…]

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