Setup of DFS to consolidate shares

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by keagle79, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. keagle79

    keagle79 Guest

    I am very new to DFS and I need someone to tell me if the following senerio
    will work.

    I have 3 shared folders on a single server with 3 subfolders under each share.

    \\server1\share1\folderA (folderB, folderC)
    \\server1\share2\folderD (folderE, folderF)
    \\server1\share3\folderG (folderH, folderI)

    I would like to map a network drive on end users PC's that will consolidate
    the 3 shares into one and show all of the subfolders under the network share.

    \\contoso.com\sharecombine\folderA (folderB,C,D etc....)

    I have created the domain namespace but how do I add the shared folders so
    they can all be seen under one network share?

    Is it even possible with DFS? At this time I will not be doing any
    replication.

    Thanks for any help you can give.
     
    keagle79, Aug 13, 2009
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  2. keagle79

    IT Staff Guest

    are u using winodws 2003 r2 ?
     
    IT Staff, Aug 14, 2009
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  3. keagle79

    IT Staff Guest

    Add folder target for each share1, share2, share3.
     
    IT Staff, Aug 14, 2009
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  4. keagle79

    keagle79 Guest

    It is Server 2003 R2

    I don't think I explained what I want to do very well.

    Here is my current setup:

    \\server1\share1
    \subfolder1
    \subfolder2
    \subfolder3

    \\server1\share2
    \subfolder4
    \subfolder5
    \subfolder6

    \\server1\share3
    \subfolder7
    \subfolder8
    \subfolder9

    What I would like is for the end users to be mapped to:

    \\contoso.com\combinedshare
    \subfolder1
    \subfolder2
    \subfolder3
    \subfolder4
    \subfolder5
    \subfolder6
    \subfolder7
    \subfolder8
    \subfolder9

    Is this possible with DFS?
     
    keagle79, Aug 14, 2009
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  5. Keagle,
    Yes, you can map a folder target to a specific folder in a share,
    Anthony,
    http://www.airdesk.com
     
    Anthony [MVP], Aug 15, 2009
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