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DFS Replication Manager on Failover Cluster Nodes

I currently have a VM architecture setup for high availability / manageability. The one point of failure is that I have a single windows 2008 machine that runs DFS replication across the servers in my ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to exclude files and folder that begin with $ from Windows 2008 R2 DFS replica?

If I replicate by DFSR users redirected folders all folders replicated have their own $RECYCLE.BIN directory and inside that directrory files are renamed as $XXXXX.YYY. I don't want to replicate them, ...
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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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1answer
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One WDS server, multiple subnets

Goal: Be able to deploy Windows through WDS to different subnets (in different geographic locations) using only one WDS server located within the 'main' subnet (where I am). Info: Each subnet is a ...
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What does Active, Targetset, and Active targetset mean in the Output of dfsutil /pkiinfo?

I could use some guidance in interpreting the output of dfsutil /pktinfo. Using the following example: PS C:\Users\kbrandt> dfsutil.exe /pktinfo ... Entry: \long.biz.foo\Images ShortEntry: ...
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DFS target selection/ordering

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 ...
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How to maintain one file across many production servers (Windows and Linux)

My organization wants to centrally manage an Oracle TNSnames file for all of their production servers. When that file changes, they want to be able to push out the changes to all servers that use it ...
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1answer
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Linux and Window DFS shares - restoring previous versions of files/folders

I know I can mount DFS shares on my Linux boxes with no issues, but is there a method by which I can access/restore previous versions of folders/files from these DFS shares? Thanks
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How do I rename the server that offline folders are referencing?

Several users are using offline folders to refer to a server we want to decommission... actually the server is already offline and people have pending updates to this share. What is the best way to ...
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How do Windows DFS referrals work for laptops away from the office?

How do Windows DFS referrals work for laptops away from the office? The rest of this text is just background for your interest or entertainment. I was under the impression that the laptop would ...
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email output of powershell script

I found this wonderful script that outputs the status of the current DFS backlog to the powershell console. This works great, but I need the script to email me so I can schedule it to run nightly. I ...
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How to sync web site files cross Windows Web Server 2008 R2 servers in realtime?

I have a web site generating files at runtime, this web site is deployed on 2 servers Operation system, Windows Web Server 2008 R2. I am looking for a manner to sync the changed and new files from ...
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Windows DFS - file locking & replication?

I'm in a small company that has offices on the east and west coasts of America and also various people working from their homes. There are Windows Servers already in the offices. I think that ...
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Assign DFS share to intranet zone via GPO?

This seems like it shouldn't be hard, but I haven't had any luck with either guessing or searching. I'll admit I'm no Windows guru, so forgive me if the answer should be obvious. I'm trying to get ...
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Windows DFS delayed write

I know very little about DFS filesystems but have come across an issue with one of our deployments. Our application writes files to a designated location, closes them, and then writes a record into ...
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2answers
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Which is the most reliable means of copying archives using binary deltas across Windows SMB shares?

I've been searching for the quickest way to copy some WAR and JAR files for huge software deployments between Windows systems. Clearly, multithreaded robocopy or any rsync protocol implementation will ...
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How do you figure out how a windows machine is resolving a share name?

We've been having some weird issues while migrating domains from one forest to another. We tried turning off the domain controllers for the old domain, and all of a sudden, a share which we used to ...
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1answer
182 views

Does a domain DFS root have to be \\somedomain.com or can it be \\arbitraryname.somedomain.com?

Does a domain DFS root have to be \\example.com or can it be \\arbitraryname.example.com? DNS can still point arbitraryname.example.com to multiple servers — even domain controllers. I want to ...
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Does Windows DFS always keep some files backlogged?

I have been monitoring our DFS backlog and I have noticed that is hasn't really dropped below 1000 or so files. I am assuming this means it needs to use more bandwidth. So starting last night I ...
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1answer
147 views

Replicate the same source folder to multiple end points, with a different schedule for each end point

I'm trying to make a set of folders (about 8 gig) that get updated monthly to replicate out to nine branch locations. They are connected via VPN back to head office with 1.5Mbit aDSL links. I've got ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to configure DFS between trusted domains?

Good day all, I have a situation where I am having a hard time finding any solid answers. My company recently acquired another company, and we need to have a lot of their data locally, while leaving ...
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1answer
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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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3answers
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DFS honing to wrong DFS server

I am not incredibly familiar with how DFS works, but I know that we have an ongoing problem where I work. We have several DFS servers, each at a different branch is different locations. Sometimes when ...
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2answers
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How to replicate wwwroot over multiple IIS web servers with NLB without NAS?

We're adding a second server with Windows NLB for a bit of redundancy (ie the power goes on one of the servers - I know its not the best solution). How can we keep the data identical between the ...
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Folder Redirection - Explorer requires manual refresh

When a user's My Documents folder is redirected to a DFS share, Windows Explorer requires a manual refresh after creating a new folder, file, etc. Interestingly, the manual refresh is not necessary ...
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Can't access dfs namespace over vpn

I've recently configured 2 servers in AD on the same domain level. They are physically separated and permanently connected through a site-to-site vpn for dfs replication. All well, but when users ...
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1answer
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Windows DFS File System Clustering

We're attempted to set up a high availability network for our file servers, and we're wanting to do a DFS file system cluster using the same back-end storage (our back-end storage has its own ...
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2answers
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How is Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) related to Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)?

I've heard these two technologies used interchangeably to describe replicating data from one location to another. I understand what each technology is, but I'm unsure of how they relate to each other. ...
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Long pause when accessing DFS namespace

We've recently migrated our Windows network to use DFS for shared files. DFS is working well, except for one annoying problem: users experience a significant delay when they try to access a DFS ...
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2answers
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DFSR NTFS Permissions Not Working?

I have two windwos 2008 standard servers running DFSR okay. I can create a file on one server, it is replicated to the other okay etc. I have the namespace shared folder on each server shared with ...
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2answers
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Distributed File System 2008 Speed Issue

I have setup a DFS system as follows. Office 1 (10MB Leased Line) SBS 2003 Server - Runs the network Windows 2008 Standard Server - Member Server + DFS Services (Namespace server) Office 2 (4 x ...
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2answers
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SYSVOL replication over DFS-R

When we migrate our production DCs to Server 2008 I would also like to move away from FSR to DFS-R for SYSVOL replication. My problem is that I setup a quick lab to test it out but it's not going as ...