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JSI Tip 3475. The DFS Wizard generates 'file already exists' error?

When you use the Windows 2000 DFS (Distributed File System) Wizard to create a new DFS root, you receive:

The following error occurred while creating DFS root. Cannot create a file when that file already exists.

You probably still have information from a previous DFS root in the registry.

To fix the problem, use the DFSutil.exe tool, from the Support\Tools folder on the Windows 2000 CD-ROM, to clear the previous information:

dfsutil /clean:<ServerName>

Re-run the DFS Wizard.

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