I deleted a DFS namespace to rebuild it in a different way, but it turns out there was a linked folder underneath that namespace that pointed to a share somewhere. Nobody knows where the share of the sub folder is located. The namespace server is not backupped. Is there any way to retrieve this information from a restored DC (I use VEEAM, so restoring the entire DC is relatively easy) through ADUC or ADSI Edit and if so, how should I go about? Thanks!

  • Recreating that DFS namespace should bring it back. Not entirely sure, but about 80%... On second thought, if that doesn't work, then it probably worked for me because at that time I was migrating from one DC to another, and actually had 2 DC's in the forest. – LPChip Nov 12 '17 at 12:50
  • I tried recreating the namespace, but the subfolder did not appear. In the meantime a backup of the data IN the subfolder has been found, so I was able to make the necessary data available to end-users again. – Martijn Balink Nov 12 '17 at 15:25

As the data IN the DFS folder has been restored from a backup set I am no longer looking for an answer to my initial question.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.