Difference between "New" DFS (R2) -vs- "Old" DFS?

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Ed Flecko, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Ed Flecko

    Ed Flecko Guest

    Hi folks,
    I'm having a problem with DFS on Server 2003-R2, and a Microsoft support
    tech asked me if I set up my DFS with "DFS-R2" (I guess he means the or the
    DFS "Management" snap-in) or the "old" "Distributed File System" snap-in.

    What difference does that make??? Are you supposed to use the "new" snap-in?
    Is there something better about it or the results you see because you use it?

    I've, historically, used the plain old "Distributed File System" snap-in and
    my replication seemed to work fine. But now I'm nervous because the support
    tech completely panicked when the new snap-in didn't display the structure at
    all that was created with the old snap-in.
     
    Ed Flecko, Feb 27, 2006
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  2. Ed Flecko

    Ed Flecko Guest

    Thank you, Harshit. :)

    Let me see if I am clear about this.

    If I use the "old" snap-in to set up my DFS from scratch, I will not be
    taking advantage of the new "rewrite" of the DFS technology. It would "LOOK"
    the same as if I use the new snap-in...but under the hood it's the same as
    plain old Server 2003, and Windows 2000-Server.

    So...I'm better to use the new snap-in (DFS Management) only.

    Is this correct???

    Thank you,
    Ed
     
    Ed Flecko, Feb 27, 2006
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  3. Ed Flecko

    Ed Flecko Guest

    Thank you again, Harshit. :)

    O.K. That "begs the question"; what's the difference between FRS and the new
    and improved, DFS-R???

    Ed
     
    Ed Flecko, Feb 27, 2006
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