dfs namespace wrong site shown

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by jas0n, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. jas0n

    jas0n Guest

    I have domain based dfs namespaces and where the namespace points to
    folder tartget residing on a server in a different site it reports the
    correct site.

    The problem seems to be where the namespace is pointing to another
    domain based dfs namespace, this one reports a remote site, I guess Im
    expecting the main site where the pdc is held to be shown as the site.
    Not sure where it picks up this information?


    Namespace: \\domain.local\share

    Folder Target 1: \\remoteserver\share - correct site shown
    Folder Target 2: \\domain.local\share - incorrect site shown

    Would it be showing the site where the dfs namespace was originally

    The domain is a mix of 2000/2003 DC's, the site shown for folder target
    2 is a Windows 2000 server.
    jas0n, Aug 16, 2008
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  2. Hi, Jas

    If I understand the problem correctly, the DFS clients are accessing the DFS
    root server in a remote site, even though the local site is available. If
    that's the case, this KB article might help:


    Consider the following scenario:
    . In a Windows Server 2003-based domain, you configure the Distributed
    File System (DFS) together with multiple DFS root servers. Some servers are
    located in the local site, and the other servers are located in a remote
    . Users in the local site use DFS to access shares.
    In this scenario, the active DFS target may switch to a server in the remote
    site even if the DFS root server in the local site is available. This
    problem may cause the users in the domain to experience a slow response when
    they access a DFS share.

    Hope it helps...

    Malu Menezes [MSFT], Aug 29, 2008
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