Migrating DFS Root on Domain Controllers

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Aaron, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Guest

    Hi All.

    Hoping you can help me out here. I am currently in an environment which
    has a couple of child domains that we are collapsing and migrating. One
    of the child domains has a DFS root and shares configured on its two
    domain controllers. Unfortunately, this is the only hardware available.
    When the time comes to demote these DCs to member servers for migration,
    anyone have any thoughts on what will happen with the DFS share? We are
    thinking that we may just break the DFS, run the migration, and then
    recreate it once the servers are migrated to the other domain.

    Thanks in advance.

    Aaron, Jan 3, 2008
    1. Advertisements

  2. Aaron

    davidhc25 Guest

    I am not 100% sure on this, but DFS is a different service than AD, so
    demoting the DC will not brake the DFS. That would be my logical response to
    maybe one of the MVP can clarify it better. I am interested in the absolute
    answer myself :)
    davidhc25, Jan 7, 2008
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.