Win2008r2 DFS namespace caused referral on win2003 DC share

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by SS, Jun 3, 2010.

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    I created a Win2008 DFS namespace today that had the same name as a share on
    a multi-purpose remote site DC running Win2003. For example:

    * Win2008 DFS Namespace: \\\mydata
    * Win2003 DC file share: \\MyServer\mydata (to local drive d:\mydata)

    When clients (winXP) try to connect \\myserver\mydata, they're being
    referred to the Win2008 DFS namespace! If I open the DFS tab for the share
    on "MyServer", it shows a referral to "\\win2008srv1\mydata". What the ...?

    I've removed the namespace for now, but my DC seems to have cached this
    referral and I can't remove it. So from another machine, I can connect to
    the correct share again, but on the DC itself, it's still trying to get to
    the referral.

    Any thoughts on this would be appreciated...
    SS, Jun 3, 2010
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