Client requisire for Distributed File System (DFS) (Windows Server

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  1. Matteo

    Matteo Guest

    In R2 there is a new features:
    local servers become unavailable, DFS namespace configurations provide for
    client fail over by closest site selection and fail back to a preferred
    server. For example, if fail back is enabled on a DFS link that has targets
    in both the branch and the hub, branch clients will automatically fail over
    to the hub when service is unavailable.

    For Windows Server 2003 R2, DFS fail back functionality allows
    administrators to set server priorities for root and link target referrals,
    including setting high and low priority servers. In this case, servers are
    first ordered by site cost and then by priority within each site. Clients
    fail back to the branch server when availability is restored

    The question is:
    the clients needs of the requisite in this new features, ad example for
    windows xp the service pack 2?
    Thanks in advantage.
    Ciao
    Matteo
     
    Matteo, Jan 20, 2006
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  2. Hi Matteo,

    No there's no requirements on what OS the client will need to be running.

    --
    Jabez Gan [MVP]
    Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
    http://www.blizhosting.com
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    "Matteo" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In R2 there is a new features:
    > local servers become unavailable, DFS namespace configurations provide for
    > client fail over by closest site selection and fail back to a preferred
    > server. For example, if fail back is enabled on a DFS link that has
    > targets
    > in both the branch and the hub, branch clients will automatically fail
    > over
    > to the hub when service is unavailable.
    >
    > For Windows Server 2003 R2, DFS fail back functionality allows
    > administrators to set server priorities for root and link target
    > referrals,
    > including setting high and low priority servers. In this case, servers are
    > first ordered by site cost and then by priority within each site. Clients
    > fail back to the branch server when availability is restored
    >
    > The question is:
    > the clients needs of the requisite in this new features, ad example for
    > windows xp the service pack 2?
    > Thanks in advantage.
    > Ciao
    > Matteo
    >
     
    Jabez Gan [MVP], Jan 20, 2006
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  3. Matteo

    Matteo Guest

    Re: Client requisire for Distributed File System (DFS) (Windows Se

    Sorry but i'm nor sure.
    In this link:
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/1aa249c0-40f3-4974-b67f-e650b602415e1033.mspx
    There is:
    Setting or Feature :Client failback;
    Active Directory Requirements: N/A;
    Namespace Server Requirements:Namespace servers must run Windows Server 2003
    with SP1 or Windows Server 2003 R2;
    Client Requirements: Clients must run either:
    • Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 and the Windows XP Client Failback hotfix.
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 and the Windows Server 2003 Client Failback hotfix

    How you think?
    Ciao

    Matteo








    "Jabez Gan [MVP]" ha scritto:

    > Hi Matteo,
    >
    > No there's no requirements on what OS the client will need to be running.
    >
    > --
    > Jabez Gan [MVP]
    > Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
    > http://www.blizhosting.com
    > MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
    >
    >
    > "Matteo" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > In R2 there is a new features:
    > > local servers become unavailable, DFS namespace configurations provide for
    > > client fail over by closest site selection and fail back to a preferred
    > > server. For example, if fail back is enabled on a DFS link that has
    > > targets
    > > in both the branch and the hub, branch clients will automatically fail
    > > over
    > > to the hub when service is unavailable.
    > >
    > > For Windows Server 2003 R2, DFS fail back functionality allows
    > > administrators to set server priorities for root and link target
    > > referrals,
    > > including setting high and low priority servers. In this case, servers are
    > > first ordered by site cost and then by priority within each site. Clients
    > > fail back to the branch server when availability is restored
    > >
    > > The question is:
    > > the clients needs of the requisite in this new features, ad example for
    > > windows xp the service pack 2?
    > > Thanks in advantage.
    > > Ciao
    > > Matteo
    > >

    >
    >
    >
     
    Matteo, Jan 20, 2006
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  4. Re: Client requisire for Distributed File System (DFS) (Windows Se

    Hi Matteo,

    Sorry my bad.

    Yes the update is requird. It's required because without the update, the
    client will not know what other server to failover to if the main server is
    down. With the client failover patch, you can configure on the client on
    which server to connect to get the Name Space.

    I didn't gather my thoughts properly when I 1st answered your question. My
    apologies. :)

    --
    Jabez Gan [MVP]
    Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
    http://www.blizhosting.com
    MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net


    "Matteo" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Sorry but i'm nor sure.
    > In this link:
    > http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/1aa249c0-40f3-4974-b67f-e650b602415e1033.mspx
    > There is:
    > Setting or Feature :Client failback;
    > Active Directory Requirements: N/A;
    > Namespace Server Requirements:Namespace servers must run Windows Server
    > 2003
    > with SP1 or Windows Server 2003 R2;
    > Client Requirements: Clients must run either:
    > . Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 and the Windows XP Client Failback
    > hotfix.
    > . Windows Server 2003 SP1 and the Windows Server 2003 Client Failback
    > hotfix
    >
    > How you think?
    > Ciao
    >
    > Matteo
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Jabez Gan [MVP]" ha scritto:
    >
    >> Hi Matteo,
    >>
    >> No there's no requirements on what OS the client will need to be running.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jabez Gan [MVP]
    >> Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
    >> http://www.blizhosting.com
    >> MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
    >>
    >>
    >> "Matteo" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > In R2 there is a new features:
    >> > local servers become unavailable, DFS namespace configurations provide
    >> > for
    >> > client fail over by closest site selection and fail back to a preferred
    >> > server. For example, if fail back is enabled on a DFS link that has
    >> > targets
    >> > in both the branch and the hub, branch clients will automatically fail
    >> > over
    >> > to the hub when service is unavailable.
    >> >
    >> > For Windows Server 2003 R2, DFS fail back functionality allows
    >> > administrators to set server priorities for root and link target
    >> > referrals,
    >> > including setting high and low priority servers. In this case, servers
    >> > are
    >> > first ordered by site cost and then by priority within each site.
    >> > Clients
    >> > fail back to the branch server when availability is restored
    >> >
    >> > The question is:
    >> > the clients needs of the requisite in this new features, ad example for
    >> > windows xp the service pack 2?
    >> > Thanks in advantage.
    >> > Ciao
    >> > Matteo
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
    Jabez Gan [MVP], Jan 20, 2006
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  5. Re: Client requisire for Distributed File System (DFS) (Windows Se

    Matteo,
    In the link you give below, be sure to review the section called "Data
    Collection" to understand how the failback process works. The failback
    process is not automatic--the client doesn't failover immediately when the
    local server is restored. Instead, the client's referral must first expire,
    and then the client will receive a new referral and attempt to fail back to
    the local server. This is a common area of confusion when customers test
    this.


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    "Matteo" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Sorry but i'm nor sure.
    > In this link:
    > http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/1aa249c0-40f3-4974-b67f-e650b602415e1033.mspx
    > There is:
    > Setting or Feature :Client failback;
    > Active Directory Requirements: N/A;
    > Namespace Server Requirements:Namespace servers must run Windows Server
    > 2003
    > with SP1 or Windows Server 2003 R2;
    > Client Requirements: Clients must run either:
    > . Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 and the Windows XP Client Failback
    > hotfix.
    > . Windows Server 2003 SP1 and the Windows Server 2003 Client Failback
    > hotfix
    >
    > How you think?
    > Ciao
    >
    > Matteo
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Jabez Gan [MVP]" ha scritto:
    >
    >> Hi Matteo,
    >>
    >> No there's no requirements on what OS the client will need to be running.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jabez Gan [MVP]
    >> Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
    >> http://www.blizhosting.com
    >> MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
    >>
    >>
    >> "Matteo" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > In R2 there is a new features:
    >> > local servers become unavailable, DFS namespace configurations provide
    >> > for
    >> > client fail over by closest site selection and fail back to a preferred
    >> > server. For example, if fail back is enabled on a DFS link that has
    >> > targets
    >> > in both the branch and the hub, branch clients will automatically fail
    >> > over
    >> > to the hub when service is unavailable.
    >> >
    >> > For Windows Server 2003 R2, DFS fail back functionality allows
    >> > administrators to set server priorities for root and link target
    >> > referrals,
    >> > including setting high and low priority servers. In this case, servers
    >> > are
    >> > first ordered by site cost and then by priority within each site.
    >> > Clients
    >> > fail back to the branch server when availability is restored
    >> >
    >> > The question is:
    >> > the clients needs of the requisite in this new features, ad example for
    >> > windows xp the service pack 2?
    >> > Thanks in advantage.
    >> > Ciao
    >> > Matteo
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Jan 20, 2006
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