2008 file server

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Guest, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    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!
     
    Guest, Sep 11, 2008
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  2. Guest

    HonorPaladin Guest

    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!
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    HonorPaladin, Sep 14, 2008
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    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:...
    > 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!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
     
    Guest, Sep 14, 2008
    #3
  4. Guest

    HonorPaladin Guest

    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/library/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:...
    > > 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!
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    >
     
    HonorPaladin, Sep 16, 2008
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