dfsutil.exe /root:<dfs name> /view /verbose
dfsutil.exe /server:<root server> /view
dfsutil.exe /domain:<domain> /view
dfsutil /sitename:<root server or dc or target or client>
dfsutil /root: <dfs name> /sitecosting /display
dfsutil /root: <dfs name> /insite /display
dfsutil /root: <dfs name> /targetfailback /display
dfsutil /root: <dfs name> /targetpriority /server:<target> /display
dfsutil.exe /root:<dfs name> /checkblob
dfsutil /viewdfsdirs:<volume name>
netsh trace start capture=yes tracefile=c:\yourcapture.etl
Do whatever you needed to do
netsh trace stop
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