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I am having a lot of trouble with my clients connecting to the wrong dfs share, how do I ensure that clients only connect to the nearest dfs share.

I have two file shares connected by a vpn connection and when the clients connect to the wrong share it really slows down logon and clogs up the internet connection so I really need to connect to the file share which is in the same office as the client machine.


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Did you assign the IP ranges to multiple sites in active directory? DFS uses the site configuration information out of the site management in active directory.

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Link to read: Technet site documentation. Dfs is "site-aware" - if your sites are configured correctly, Dfs connections will prefer replicas in the same site as the client. – the-wabbit May 24 '11 at 11:31

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