Problem accessing DFS subfolders

User cannot access \\corp.company.com\dfs\company\subfolder. Subfolder is missing, however user can access \\corp.company.com\dfs\home\%username% which has offlinefiles enabled.

When I loggon with my admin account I get access denied when trying to access \\corp.company.com\dfs\company.

It works from other computers however, so the problem is isolated to this specific client.

I found this solution: www.sirkit.ca/wiki/2012/11/windows-domain-dfs-namespace-access-is-denied-using-domain-fqdn-access-allowed-using-server-unc-paths-directly

1.  Disable offline files
Control Panel -> Sync Center -> Manage Offline Files -> Disable Offline Files

2. Clear the offline file cache
This sets a temporary registry entry which is read on start-up and runs the cache wipe.
Elevated Command Prompt
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Csc\Parameters /v FormatDatabase /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

3. Reboot
You must reboot to successfully wipe the offline file cache

4. Test DFS path
\\corp.company.com\dfs\company\subfolder

5. Re-enable Offline Files
Control Panel -> Sync Center -> Manage Offline Files -> Enable Offline Files -> Reboot

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