DFS Structure Question

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by JK, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. JK

    JK Guest

    Here is the setup:
    - I'm not using DFSR. Old school FRS on Windows 2003.
    - Two servers at different locations.
    - Main server has Active Directory, other server is a member server.
    - DFS replication is setup for both servers, but not configured. The link is
    not very good and we don't want the data being replicated for this folder.

    In user properties, I have configured the home folder to connect to drive J
    with the path of \\domain.com\Dfs\home\username. Dfs is the root in the DFS

    The problem is that if a user is created on the AD server, everything works
    fine if they log into that site. When they log in, they see their home
    folder. If they log into the member server, they see the DFS structure rather
    than their home folder. The reason is that the home folder structure is not
    replicated to the member server. If the user is created at the member server
    site, the home folder structure is good here, but not at the AD site.

    Without enabling replication, is there any way to have the home folder show
    up at both locations? The goal is for the user to have access to the home
    folder at the site where they log in.

    JK, Aug 24, 2009
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  2. I think I understand what you mean, but I don't know of a way to do that
    with DFS.
    What you might do is use Robocopy. Robocopy can copy the folder structure
    and permissions, which sounds like what you want.
    Anthony [MVP], Aug 24, 2009
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