DFS Configuration

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by jburr827, Jan 27, 2010.

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    jburr827 Guest

    Can someone suggest a book that walks you though setting up a DFS
    step-by-step? Also, and even more importantly, can someone suggest a resource
    for how to add in a new DFS server and remove old servers?

    I attempted to do this intuitively and it was a disaster basically. I logged
    on to the new server, moved data from a different server to the new one using
    NTBACKUP to try and give it a head start, added it into the DFS hierarchy,
    created the connections, and thought it would work. It did nothing. Today, I
    went on a different server, right-clicked the root and selected Configure
    Replication. After walking through the wizard, the root got a blue icon on
    it, and then all of the files on all of the severs were moved to the
    DFSRPRIVATE folder and a DO_NOT_REMOVE_NtFrs_PreInstall_Directory showed up.
    Disaster. I turned off Replication and left it at that for now.
    jburr827, Jan 27, 2010
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    DaveMills Guest

    DaveMills, Jan 30, 2010
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    Falcon ITS Guest

    Definitely Mark Minasi books by Sybex.

    His book "Mastering Windows 2003 Server" is great. I paid $ 69.00 back in
    the day now it's $ 10.00 on Amazon and E-bay. He has a fantastic way of
    explaining even the most boring and technically complex material. I learned
    how to set up DFS-NTFRS in an hour using this book. See below:


    Last year I made the mistake of buying another Windows 2008 book and it's
    not nearly as good as the Minasi Sybex books. You spend pages reading about
    the history of something and how great it is then when you finally get around
    to the part about how to set it up, it refers you to the CDROM. arrgh.
    Farenheit 451.
    Falcon ITS, Feb 18, 2010
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