DFS Root and Root target - same?

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by TK, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. TK

    TK Guest

    I am relative new to DFS and FRS and I am wondering, is a Domain DFS Root
    essentially the same as a Root Target?
    The reason I am asking is, I have two servers - one running Server 2003
    Enterprise edition and one runnint Standard edition. I know you can only
    have multiple Roots on Enterprise edition but when I went to make a second
    Root Target on the Standard edition it did not let me because I already had
    one Root target there from a DFS Root on the Enterprise edition. So - is the
    Standard edition treating the targets as roots and thus not allowing more
    than one?
    Thanks in advance.
    TK, Oct 7, 2004
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  2. Correct. A Standard Edition server can host one root. In essence, that
    Standard Edition server is the root target for the root it hosts. Now, if
    your Standard Edition server is hosting a domain DFS root, you can add
    another root target to that root, and that root target will be another
    server (your Enterprise server, for example). Does this make sense?
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Oct 7, 2004
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  3. TK

    TK Guest

    Yes that does make sense. Can it be a DFS host of a folder which actually
    resides on the "main" server (the Enterprise edition) since it would be
    replicating back and forth anyway?
    TK, Oct 7, 2004
  4. I'm not sure I understand the question--can you clarify?
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Oct 7, 2004
  5. TK

    TK Guest

    Thanks for responding, but I answered my own question.
    Thanks for your help and if you have a moment, could you help me with my
    other post? ("Shot myself in the foot...)
    Thanks in advance,
    TK, Oct 8, 2004
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