Basic DFS/FRS questions

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Guest, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I hope the group can bear with a few very basic DFS/FRS questions. I'm in
    early planning and discovery stages...

    If I understand the technology correctly, DFS/FRS will allow us to point
    users to a generic disk resource and that resource will remain available
    even in the event of a failure of one of the servers. Am I correct that
    DFS/FRS will eliminate a single point of failure in the network?

    Assuming this is true, in the simplist two-server DFS setup, what OS version
    would these servers demand (Standard? Enterprise?), and how would they be
    configured in terms of AD?

    Will this technology work seamlessly with Macintosh clients that connect to
    these resources?

    Thanks for any help.

    Guest, Jul 15, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    Guest, Jul 15, 2004
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  3. DFS will give you a common namespace. It should not be used in lieu of
    backup. If a file gets deleted on one of the links, the delete will

    The difference between OS editions in terms of DFS is this:

    Standard can host one root (e.g. \\mydomain.local\dfs1)
    Enterprise+ can host as many roots as you want.

    Macs need third party software to see DFS stuff.

    Brian Desmond
    Windows Server MVP

    Brian Desmond [MVP], Jul 16, 2004
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