First published on TECHNET on Jul 11, 2008
New Command Line Interface (CLI)
DFSUtil.exe in Windows Server 2008 comes with a new CLI, which is based on Keywords, Required Parameters and Optional parameters instead of Switches and Arguments. With this change, we intend to make the usage of the commands clearer and easier.
Navigation through Keywords is more friendly, giving the information needed to execute a task.
An example of this:
To create the new Domain-Based Namespace
which is going to have a Root Target at the Server
, with the old CLI the user had to type
NewYork /Share:Projects /Comment:”Projects in New York”
With the new CLI
Root AddDom \\NewYork\Projects “Projects in New York”
The new CLI not only gives the necessary information for the task to be executed, but display hints to help resolve tasks related as in when you are creating a namespace you would like to add root targets to it.
2. New features in DFSUtil.exe
Creation of Windows 2008 mode Domain-based namespaces.
: Grant permissions for a user or group.
: Deny permissions for a user or group.
: Revoke granted permissions for a user or group.
: Set Security Information on the folder from SDDL input
: Remove the Security Descriptor associated with the link.
: Set Security control information on the link.