Determine Size of DFS Namespace

Posted On 2008-11-01 by FortyPoundHead
Tags: Tip Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2008
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You use the Dfsutil command and specify the /view switch to display the current size of a Dfs namespace, for example

dfsutil /root:\\demo.test\shared /view

where \\demo.test\shared is the root name. After you execute the command, you''ll see messages on screen similar to these:

Domain Root with 2 Links
[Blob Size: 922 bytes]

You can estimate the size of a Dfs namespace by using the following values as guides:

  • Root: approximately 300 bytes
  • Each root target: approximately 150 bytes
  • Each link in the root: approximately 320 bytes
  • Each link target: approximately 120 bytes

Of course, comments will increase Dfs namespace size, so if disk space is a problem, try to keep comments as short as possible.

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