Renaming Server after DFS configuration

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Ern, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Ern

    Ern Guest

    Hello Everyone,

    I am in the process of migrating a NT file/print server to a 2003 R2 Std.
    server with DFS. I need to keep the same server name so that users do not
    have to remap all of their network drives, these drives aren't currently
    mapped through login scripts, they were originally mapped at each
    workstation. I have installed DFS and DFS Replication on the new server that
    will be renamed later. Am I able to configure DFS and set up the namespaces
    now, or should I wait until after the server has been renamed? I want to
    minimize the amount of reboots and ensure server stability after I migrate
    the shares and printers over to the new server and it is renamed.
    Ern, Jun 1, 2006
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  2. Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Jun 5, 2006
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  3. Ern

    Nate Warren Guest

    Remember that persistently mapped drives must be re-created after performing
    the DFS consolidation process. It looks like you'll need to re-create all of
    those mapped drives no matter what solution you end up using.

    Nathan Warren
    Network Administrator
    Nate Warren, Jul 31, 2006
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