Best practice for user profiles redundancy across multiple DCs ?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by stuart, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. stuart

    stuart Guest

    Hi. Is there any best practice advise on storing user's profiles across
    multiple DCs for redundancy ? At the moment we have multiple DCs with user
    profiles being stored on only one. In the event this particular DC fails
    users will not have access to their profiles other than any locally stored
    versions. On NT there was there was the possibility of using %logonserver%.

    Is this still an advisable solution on Win2k3 with XP based networks or are
    other options available ? I am aware DFS is another possiblity with SP1,
    but are there any other solutions I should consider ?

    Thanks,
    Stuart.
     
    stuart, Nov 27, 2005
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    Todd J Heron Guest

    Realize that a profile can be stored in only one location, to AD's point of
    view. What you would do in your case is replicate it out using DFS or a
    robocopy/xcopy script for backup purposes.
     
    Todd J Heron, Nov 27, 2005
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