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      09-11-2008
Hi all,

We have a Windows 2003 domain running with two 2003 DCs running at 2 sites
(CORP & COLO). I have a 2003 file server at the CORP site and i have folder
re-direction enabled via GPO to re-direct user's documents to a file share
on the file server. To increase the redundancy and availability of the
user's documents file share I want to procure a 2nd file server at the COLO
site & then migrate the existing file share to a DFS file share replicating
between these 2 file servers and then change the GPO to re-direct to the DFS
file share instead. This way if 1 file server goes down, users can still
access their documents via the other file server.

My question is can I install Server 2008 on the new file server at the COLO
site? Will that cause any compatibility issues with DFS etc. not working
because the other file server is 2003?

TIA!



 
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HonorPaladin
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      09-14-2008
Hi,

if i understand with your new file 'member' server (WinSrv 2008 std)
you can choose to install a DFS in two 'mode' :

stand-alone namespace
or
domain based namespace in windows 2000 server mode,

your AD 'domain level' need to be in windows 2000 mixed this is not a
problem with your actually DC environement

then i think that you won't have any problem to deploy dfs, for you needs

Bye,
Bruno V - Honorpaladin
Between France and Luxemburg


"" wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> We have a Windows 2003 domain running with two 2003 DCs running at 2 sites
> (CORP & COLO). I have a 2003 file server at the CORP site and i have folder
> re-direction enabled via GPO to re-direct user's documents to a file share
> on the file server. To increase the redundancy and availability of the
> user's documents file share I want to procure a 2nd file server at the COLO
> site & then migrate the existing file share to a DFS file share replicating
> between these 2 file servers and then change the GPO to re-direct to the DFS
> file share instead. This way if 1 file server goes down, users can still
> access their documents via the other file server.
>
> My question is can I install Server 2008 on the new file server at the COLO
> site? Will that cause any compatibility issues with DFS etc. not working
> because the other file server is 2003?
>
> TIA!
>
>
>
>

 
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      09-14-2008
Just to clarify my domain is currently in 2003 native mode. I dont have any
Windows 2000 based servers in my network. Will that be a problem?


"HonorPaladin" <> wrote in message
news:E893F071-4A55-449B-B8C1-...
> Hi,
>
> if i understand with your new file 'member' server (WinSrv 2008
> std)
> you can choose to install a DFS in two 'mode' :
>
> stand-alone namespace
> or
> domain based namespace in windows 2000 server mode,
>
> your AD 'domain level' need to be in windows 2000 mixed this is not a
> problem with your actually DC environement
>
> then i think that you won't have any problem to deploy dfs, for you
> needs
>
> Bye,
> Bruno V - Honorpaladin
> Between France and Luxemburg
>
>
> "" wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> We have a Windows 2003 domain running with two 2003 DCs running at 2
>> sites
>> (CORP & COLO). I have a 2003 file server at the CORP site and i have
>> folder
>> re-direction enabled via GPO to re-direct user's documents to a file
>> share
>> on the file server. To increase the redundancy and availability of the
>> user's documents file share I want to procure a 2nd file server at the
>> COLO
>> site & then migrate the existing file share to a DFS file share
>> replicating
>> between these 2 file servers and then change the GPO to re-direct to the
>> DFS
>> file share instead. This way if 1 file server goes down, users can still
>> access their documents via the other file server.
>>
>> My question is can I install Server 2008 on the new file server at the
>> COLO
>> site? Will that cause any compatibility issues with DFS etc. not working
>> because the other file server is 2003?
>>
>> TIA!
>>
>>
>>
>>



 
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HonorPaladin
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      09-16-2008
Hi,

no is not a problem*,
windows 2000 mixted mode is the level of the domain not the OS install in
the servers

you can install DFS between 2003 Standard and Win 2008 Server in two modes
stand-alone, and domain based namespace (in 'windows 2000mode') but not in
the new 'domain based namespace in windows 2008mode' who permitted many
namespaces on the same root.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc753479.aspx

Bruno V - Honorpaladin



"" wrote:

> Just to clarify my domain is currently in 2003 native mode. I dont have any
> Windows 2000 based servers in my network. Will that be a problem?
>
>
> "HonorPaladin" <> wrote in message
> news:E893F071-4A55-449B-B8C1-...
> > Hi,
> >
> > if i understand with your new file 'member' server (WinSrv 2008
> > std)
> > you can choose to install a DFS in two 'mode' :
> >
> > stand-alone namespace
> > or
> > domain based namespace in windows 2000 server mode,
> >
> > your AD 'domain level' need to be in windows 2000 mixed this is not a
> > problem with your actually DC environement
> >
> > then i think that you won't have any problem to deploy dfs, for you
> > needs
> >
> > Bye,
> > Bruno V - Honorpaladin
> > Between France and Luxemburg
> >
> >
> > "" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> We have a Windows 2003 domain running with two 2003 DCs running at 2
> >> sites
> >> (CORP & COLO). I have a 2003 file server at the CORP site and i have
> >> folder
> >> re-direction enabled via GPO to re-direct user's documents to a file
> >> share
> >> on the file server. To increase the redundancy and availability of the
> >> user's documents file share I want to procure a 2nd file server at the
> >> COLO
> >> site & then migrate the existing file share to a DFS file share
> >> replicating
> >> between these 2 file servers and then change the GPO to re-direct to the
> >> DFS
> >> file share instead. This way if 1 file server goes down, users can still
> >> access their documents via the other file server.
> >>
> >> My question is can I install Server 2008 on the new file server at the
> >> COLO
> >> site? Will that cause any compatibility issues with DFS etc. not working
> >> because the other file server is 2003?
> >>
> >> TIA!
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
>

 
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