App Control: What DFS Path Mapping Settings Are Available?
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App Control: What DFS Path Mapping Settings Are Available?


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Carbon Black App Control (formerly Cb Protection)


What DFS Path Mapping settings are available?


  • App Control Console: All Supported Versions
  • App Control Agent: Version 8.9.2+
  • Microsoft Windows: All Supported Versions


The following Agent Config settings are available:
ConfigDefault ValueTypeDescription

Controls whether the Agent will query the user's domain for any DFS namespaces. Must be true for Agents to get DFS info from the Domain Controller.

Note: Only the user's direct domain is queried, no other domains are checked.

dfs_namespacesdfs_namespaces=""StringUsed when there are stand-alone DFS Servers not part of an Active Directory. These DFS Servers are queried for each user.
dfs_refresh_interval_secondsdfs_refresh_interval_seconds=14400IntegerDetermines how long each Agent will re-query the network. By default, 4 hours.

Agent 9.0.0+

dfs_purge_age_days=120IntegerAge of items to be purged from the database. By default, 4 months.

Additional Information

  • DFS Path Mapping collects referral server paths for DFS folders.
  • When an Agent is referencing a file from one of the referral paths, the path is passed through rules as the original DFS Path.
  • Custom Rules can be written based on DFS Paths without having to track all the possible backing servers.