There is a great post on Technet on Manually Clearing the ConflictAndDeleted Folder in DFSR, however it was written back in 2008 and it seems things changed slightly, so I thought I better write a quick blog post in case anyone runs in to the same issues I did.
Please refer to the above article first, I had issues running the CleanupConflictDirectory method.
WMIC.EXE /namespace:\\root\microsoftdfs path dfsrreplicatedfolderinfo where “replicatedfolderguid=’70bebd41-d5ae-4524-b7df-4eadb89e511e’” call cleanupconflictdirectory
Description = Invalid query
I found simply by switching the quotation marks around so that the single quote (‘) surrounds the ‘replicatedfolderguid=xxx’ value and the double quotes surround just the GUID (“) did the trick.
WMIC.EXE /namespace:\\root\microsoftdfs path dfsrreplicatedfolderinfo where ‘replicatedfolderguid=”insert-GUID-here“‘ call cleanupconflictdirectory
See after the GUID there is a double quote followed by a single quote “‘
This should work! (If not, are you using an elevated Command Prompt?)
For more information on how to clear the ConflictAndDeleted folder please refer to the blog post here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askds/2008/10/06/manually-clearing-the-conflictanddeleted-folder-in-dfsr