DFS Namespace Components Discovery Discovery

  • ID:  Microsoft.Windows.DFSNamespace.Components.Discovery
  • Description:  This object discovers all DFS namespaces, folders (links), and folder targets.
  • Target:  DFS Namespace Server
  • Enabled:  No

Overridable Parameters

Parameter Name Default Value Description Override
Interval Seconds 36000  
Synchronization Time    
Windows 2003 Support tools path "%ProgramFiles%\Support Tools"  
Timeout Seconds 1800  
Discover Only Unhealthy Instances false  

Run As Profiles

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Discovered Classes

Name Description
DFS Namespace A DFS namespace enables you to group shared folders that are located on different servers into one or more logically structured namespaces. A DFS namespace consists of a namespace root and the namespace servers that host the root. Below the root are DFS folders (links), which are virtual folders that point to shared folders referred to as folder targets (link targets).
DFS Folders A DFS folder (link) is a virtual folder (reparse point) that lies below the namespace root and maps to one or more folder targets (link targets).
DFS Folder Targets A folder target is the UNC path of a shared folder or another namespace that is associated with a folder in a namespace.

Discovery Knowledgebase

Summary

This object discovers all DFS namespaces, folders (links), and folder targets by running the dfsutil.exe command-line tool. To use this object, you must enable the Agent Proxy on all namespace servers, as described in the DFS Namespaces Management Pack Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=171038).

On servers running Windows Server 2008, this tool is located in the %WINDIR%\System32 folder. On servers running Windows Server 2003, the tool is located in the %Program Files%\Support Tools folder if you install the Support Tools in the default location.

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See Also for DFS Namespaces Monitoring Management Pack


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