DFS Intersite

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by slj333, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. slj333

    slj333 Guest

    Hello,
    We have replicated a DFS share to a new site. We currently have 3 sites
    (all running Windows 2003 R2 sp20 that have a local copy of the DFS root. The
    problem is that users are rarely accessing their local dfs share. Sites and
    services look like they are set up properly. Any help would be greatly
    appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Sj
     
    slj333, Dec 10, 2008
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  2. Hello,

    I guess you mean that there is a domain-based namespace being hosted by 3
    root servers. Regarding your problem, for clients accesing root server in
    their own sites, there is need to:

    Sites and site costs in Active Directory being configured properly
    Bridge all site links option in Active Directory must be enabled

    The following page contain useful information related to AD Sites, that can
    help in your deployment:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727051.aspx
     
    John Angel [MSFT], Dec 15, 2008
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  3. slj333

    steve Guest

    Hi John,
    Yep, everything in Sites and Services looks clean to me. It is one domain
    (forest) with a domain-based namespace being hosted by 3 root servers. Yet
    still workstations at a site which contains a root server, do not point to
    the share on their lan.
    Are there any commands that need to be run using dfsutil to make enable this
    behavior?
    Best,
    Steve J.
     
    steve, Dec 19, 2008
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  4. slj333

    steve Guest

    One more thing that might be the issue here. In DFS Management (Replication),
    my root share does not show a status of published. What does publishing the
    namespace do? My users can get to the data now via \\domain\data without the
    sharing and publishing, but is this okay?

    Steve J.
     
    steve, Dec 19, 2008
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