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DFS and Replication mesh between 3 servers - How is a local server selected

As an example I have 3 DFS servers all on different sub-nets each with an authoritative initial share on each (\\svr1\accounts, \\svr2\sales, \\svr3\hr). I have enabled replication on all servers ...
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DFS Setup - The namespace server cannot be added. The system cannot find the path specified

I went to DFS Management and added a created a New Namespace. For the namespace server, I specified my Primary Domain controller (netbios name: primarydc). For the namespace, I enter Files. I use a ...
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User suddenly don't see correct DFS share on some servers

Setup: 2 Windows 2008 R2 DC also holding DFS shares, replication works fine. Suddenly my user (is administrator too) got the wrong/empty redirected desktop etc. I only see the local C:\users\public ...
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Simulate a DFS share for a user not on domain with a folder in path

I have a consultant whose computer is not on the domain and needs to access various network resources. Unfortunately while adding a computer to the domain is a difficult bureaucratic process (and ...
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DFS Root/Active Directory Errors

I'm running into some issues, and I can't find conclusive information about what causes the errors I'm seeing. This is a single server, running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise. It runs DNS (although ...
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windows active directory profile regional

we are an organization with 40k users. This organization is composed of multiples structures. We have one single forest Active Directory with flat DIT. We want to keep this AD in order to ...
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How secure is DFS over site to site replication on AD?

I'm experimenting a little here... Across the country I have set up 2 sites with one domain. Each site has it's own controller for that domain. I then have DFS running and replicating files from a ...
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1answer
214 views

Setting up a failover web server, off site

I've read so many articles, posted a few SF, but I can't find a solution that seems to cover everything. It doesn't seem as black and white as setting up and AD and installing DFS to replicate ...
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Resolving incorrect DFS server when outside of network subnet

I have a number of IP networks in my organization. I am also running a single domain across my organization with DFS servers in two sites - London and Sydney. My domain functional level is Server ...
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1answer
288 views

How, if possible, to join a computer to a domain when it is not in the domain geographically?

Is it possible to join a computer to a domain when it is not in the domain network? The user has company VPN connected when logged in to local account. But I am thinking once joined the domain via ...
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How to configure AD so that users who travel to different sites have the same Desktop and My Documents folders

I am settings up my Windows 2008 Active Directory environment so that users can travel between 2 sites and still access their Desktop and My Documents folders. Currently, we have 2 sites (Site A ...
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How to combine two Active Directory domains [closed]

I have two Windows 2008 R2 AD servers. The first, xyz.com is in a large city with fast internet. There are approximately 12 users. The second, foo.xyz.com, is in the middle of the bush on a ...
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1answer
562 views

Force replication of Netlogon

I have added a batchfile to the the NETLOGON directory for some start-up scripts. The script is tiny in size. I have waited hours for the files to be replicated to the other Domain Controllers but ...
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DFS Replicates One Way only

I have two servers that are both Domain Controllers with DNS, AD, and DFS services running. Both servers exchange AD changes without issues. I had a new user, it appears on the other. It works the ...
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1answer
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DFS: should I separate my home directories from my DFS root?

I am planning on setting up a DFS root to house all of our departmental shares, and I also plan on having Home directories that automatically mount through AD profile. We will be using a NetApp for ...
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1answer
357 views

Windows 2003 R2 DFS: Replicate Root but not links?

I'm looking to set up a new AD DFS root. Let's say I have three domain controllers: dc01, dc02, dc03 and I have two storage servers: srv01, srv02. Each storage server contains different data and ...
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199 views

I can't access to share using URI

I have a Windows 2008 Server R2 64 which is member of AD and configured as DFS. My clients (Windows 7) can access the DFS with IP and ComputerName (\\192.168.0.6, \\dfs). But using ...
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1answer
692 views

IP Resolution of AD Domain, DFS and DNS/WINS lookup problem

Short story One day, on client computers, the remote DFS \\country1.company.com\company stopped working and \\country1.company.com keeps resolving to a local server IP. However, if the request is ...
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Problems with dfs file replication

I have 2 windows 2008 servers that are linked by a VPN connection which should be replicating files by dfs. This however is not working correctly and I am hoping someone can help diagnose the ...
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3answers
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Windows Server 2008 R2 + Active Directory / DNS Server / DFS

I have two public dedicated web servers that I want load-balanced using windows NLB. I want to take advantage of DFS replication to keep all my files in sync between the two servers. To do this I ...
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1answer
3k views

How do I rename a DFS root?

I am new to DFS and need to rename an existing DFS root (OldDFS$) to a new name (NewDFS$) so that it's clearer to its users. This is on an AD domain and there is no replication of the DFS data. The ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to extend the Active Directory schema in a Windows 2003 DC (NOT R2) to support DFSR?

We're in the process of installing a brand new Windows Server 2008 Web cluster and we would like to synchronize some files between the servers. The problem is that the DC in the domain is an old ...
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Strange path in sysvol replication

On our 2008 R2 domain, I have a strange entry in the list of folder replica. \\?\C:\Windows\SYSVOL\domain dc1 Enabled SYSVOL Share C:\Windows\SYSVOL\domain dc2 Enabled ...