Storage Tips: How to create namespace links in Uppercase

Storage Tips: How to create namespace links in Uppercase

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When you create namespace folders (links) using DFSUtil in Windows Server 2008, the namespaces links are lowercase. This is a known issue, and as a work around, you can use dfscmd /map to create Uppercase links in DFS namespace.

Ganesh Prasad

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  • Hi Ganesh,

    How can I incorporate this in the script for UDS Provisioning, which was supplied in the Windows Server 2008 Resource Kit?

    I'm not a scripter, nor a programmer so I (and a few other people I presume) could use a little help in configuring that script.

    The portion that needs adjustment is as follows:

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    Sub Create_DFS_Namespace()

    ' =====================================================================================

    ' Create DFS namespace for %username% DFS folder and the user's data stores beneath it

    Dim sUserDFSFolder

    ' Define the top-level folder for the user within the DFS namespace

    sUserDFSFolder = sUserDFSNamespace & "\" & sUsername

    ' %USERNAME%\Documents

    sCommand = """" & DFSUTIL & """ link add " & _

    sUserDFSFolder & "\" & sUserDocsDFSFolder & _

    " \\" & sUserDataServer & "\" & sUserDocsShareName & _

    "\" & sUsername & "\" & sUserDocsPath

    arr = Execute_Capture( sCommand, 10, True)

    Log_Command sCommand, arr

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    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Thierry Vos

  • Thanks Ganesh.

    Have found that lowercase letters created by DFSUTIL (W2K8 - v6.0.6001.18000) for W2K3 R2 Domain based DFS user redirected folders (Desktop, Documents etc) also causes the "Plain" documents icon issues seen here http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=4222553&SiteID=17

    These issues were resolved when the Documents, Desktop and Profile.v2 DFS folders were recreated with DFSCMD.