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I have a DFS folder with two targets. The first to the primary file server and the second to a slow emergency backup file server to be used only in the event of a failure of the primary.

There is 'one-way' replication configured between the two.

Both targets are located at the same site. Is there anyway to ensure that target selection picks the primary one first every time? I currently just have the secondary target disabled.

Edit: I have tried to Set Target Priority to Override Referral Ordering, but that doesn't seem to have worked either.

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Have you seen this DFS Server Prioritization document? It sounds like even if both of your servers are in the same "site", you can still set a different "target priority" (according to that document). It sounds like this should prioritize the servers as you would expect from a client point of view.

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I don't see a way to apply this to my DFS configuration. – Ablue Nov 5 '12 at 3:28

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