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A Robocopy job to copy files from VM Windows 2003 to a windows 2008 DFS Share over WAN

I have the following in a bat file running as a scheduled task on the VM Windows 2003 server robocopy "d:\Folder\Sub folder" "\\prod.local\shareddata\Loc\Folder\SubFolder" /S /R:0 /W:5 /NP /NS /NFL ...
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Moving/Redirecting File Shares with a Twist

I have to move some file shares from a machine with Win2008R2 Enterprise to another with Win2008 R2 Standard. The goal is to have the file shares only on the second, dedicated machine. Currently ...
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DFS Linking to a target folder within another target folder

Windows Server 2012 - Attempting to setup a file server using DFS I have the following scenario Namespace \\domain\resources Folder Files (has no target) \\domain\resources\files Folder (these ...
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DFS Nameserver is broke

Our RAID array which housed the File server VMDK is no more. This was a Windows Server 2003 install which was the file server and contained the DFS Namespaces. The RAID array with all the files is ...
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“Virtual recycle bin” for DFS?

Does anyone know any way to have a "virtual recycle bin" for a server that makes DFS? I've been googling and not get anything straight. At my company we do daily incremental backups of everything, ...
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How can I add a linux folder to a Windows DFS tree?

Accessing a Windows DFS share from Ubuntu or any other Linux for that matter, is pretty straight forward. However doing it in reverse seems to be not documented. I have DFS Namespace running on ...
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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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what happens to dfs when the domain controller is offline?

Windows Server 2008 R2 DFS Replication across two locations If the domain controller is offline what happens? Are users still able to access the DFS namespace? Does replication still occur?
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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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Windows DFS Limitations

So far I have seen an article on performance and scalability mainly focusing on how long it takes to add new links. But is there any information about limitations regarding number of files, number of ...
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DFS - Stop sync of large folder that has since been removed

We have a site to site DFSR on Windows Server 2008 R2 that has been running perfectly between site A to site B until someone dumped a 20GB folder. This has overwhelmed the upload and make the internet ...
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Bulk file and folder delete pattern on Windows

Warning: Not sure if this question is a good fit for this SE, but I need serious advice that I can get no where else Over the weekend, massive number of files and folders were deleted from our DFS. I ...
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Using TrueCrypt with File Replication on Windows Server

We have a few folders that are set to replicate to a DR file server off-site. One of these folders contains a file that is a TrueCrypt volume container. When this file is mounted in TrueCrypt, the ...
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What permissions are required to back up to a remote folder?

I'm currently working with Windows Server Backup and am trying to run a scheduled backup with an unprivileged account. I want to create a full backup of the server exchange.dom.example.com. I ...
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Tracking down DFS open file users

I have a file in a DFS share, it's in a namespace managed by two domain controllers The base media is one shared drive on a file server I can't delete it, it keeps re-appearing when I run sysinternals ...
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174 views

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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Copy two remote folder into one local folder

I try to merge two folder (from remote Server) into one local directory. It is a deployment issue, on one Server there are two folders \server1\folder1 and \server1\folder2, now i try to merge both ...
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Prevent Internet Explorer from saving files with the “T” attribute set

Okay, here's the issue at hand - Internet Explorer is behaving badly (as in the opposite of Google Chrome and FireFox) and when users save an image to our file server, the temp bit is set, so DFS ...
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What could cause local folders in a Windows 2008 DFS replication group to randomly obtain system and hidden attributes

We have a Windows 2008 server (not R2) acting as a primary file source in a DFS replication group with a single other server that happens to be Windows Storage Server 2008. All is well in terms of ...
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351 views

How to make an internal SMB share available outside of the firewall using an intermediate server

Environment: Windows 2008 Server at Data Center 1 - call it Server A Another Windows 2008 Server at DC 2, call it Server B Fiber link dynamic IP client, connected via VPN to Server B, call it Client ...
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How do I rename DFS shares?

Is there an easy way to rename the DFS shares, some of the folders have changed function and we would like to update this with their names?
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194 views

DFS Replication across WAN

I have setup both sites in ADSS, set the subnets properly (I think), and setup a DFS share with replication. How can I test that to see which physical machine I'm actually accessing when visiting ...
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Access to DFS shares fails after reboot

I'm using DFS to access varios shares on a server using a domain namespace - like \mydomain.local\docs. The DFS shares are not replicated. The shares are located on a DC After rebooting the host the ...
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Accessing DFS namespace from another domain (crossdomain) on Windows Server 2008

Our setup right now is 1 "main" machine and two webservers. The main machine have a DFS namespace called 'foo' which both the webservers uses as their webroot directory. This works like a charm if I ...
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763 views

Determine which DFS referral target a user is using

Our DFS namespace is set-up so that \\company.local\users is hosted on both a UK server and USA server with referral based upon the user's site. Works a treat except we suspect today, DFS failed over ...
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unionfs equivalent on Server 2008 R2

Probably a fairly straight forward question, but; At the moment I have 2 different shares on 2 different machines (one server 2008, the other W7) which are basically a "mirror" of each other that ...
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Migration from Distributed File System 2003 to 2008

I have two Windows Server 2003 and both have DFS and it does replication between them. I would like to migrate the primary win2k3 DFS server to win2k8. what is the best way to do that? I found this ...
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Server has IP address with conflicting site associations

I have run dfsdiag /testdcs and I am getting the error: Server has IP address with conflicting site associations Now I think this is probably due to the fact that the server in question is linked ...
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520 views

Clients connecting to wrong dfs share

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 ...
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How Does DFS Replication in Windows 2008 Handle Write/Delete in Rapid Succession

We'd like to replicate a mail drop folder between two servers; however, as files are written to the source folder, a timer job on that server is also regularly processing and deleting them, meaning ...
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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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174 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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Can't run utilities that use the network from a Windows Server 2008 DFS share

Under Windows Server 2008 I'm unable to run many utilities that use network resources. This works just fine under Windows Server 2003. For example: \\domain\dfs\tools$\bin\sendmail.exe ... ...
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Windows 2008 R2 | DFS Replication skipping certain files & permissions

We have universal namespace, i.e. us.company.###.com and within that we have DFS shares set as \us.company.###.com\company We've recently notice certain directories are not replicating correctly. ...
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Using DFS roots as shared folders

I am curious if I can use DFS roots as shared folders without using any DFS links. Some background: I like the idea of using DFS for name abstraction. By using domain-based namespaces, I can abstract ...
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10tb file storage design question on media website

I have a fairly busy media website where MP3 audio files are uploaded by members and streamed / downloaded from 2 Windows servers which are load balanced at the moment...both servers simply mirror ...
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Replicate content across IIS farm, *not* on a domain

What's the best way of replicating web content across an IIS web farm where the servers are not on a domain? Most people seem to recommend DFS for this type of scenario, but I understand that relies ...
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Unable to install DFS Namespaces feature on 2008R2/SP1

I have a totally fresh install of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition and have applied SP1 to it (not slipstream). It is a member of company domain and I'm logged on as domain administrator. Now ...
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Best option for DFS deployment

Initially, we placed the DFS function on the 2 domain controllers but the login times are getting longer/slower and the CPU/memory resources on the 2 domain controllers are almost flatline during peak ...
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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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How can I exclude a specific folder from DFS Replication in Server 2008?

Question pretty much says it all...I need to exclude a specific folder (a dropbox folder) from being included in our DFS-R setup. I see how to setup an exclusion using Server 2003, but haven't been ...
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DFS 2008 (Distributed File System) Console Error

I am trying to configure DFS with replication for my employer. We are primarily using Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 servers. I'm getting an error in my DFS Management Console. It is saying "ERROR ...
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Can a DFS share be used for Folder Redirection?

Can a DFS share be used for Folder Redirection?
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How can I seperate old and new data storage, while making the data access seemless to the user?

First, I am open to suggestion on the title of this. Here is what I am looking for: I am rebuilding our file server because it’s dying, as well as space being poorly allocated. What I would like to ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 DFS Replication - Which files are replicating?

Windows Server 2008 R2 DFS Replication Is it possible to see which specific files are replicating in real time using a GUI or command line tool or in a log somewhere? I didn't see this in the DFS ...
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786 views

Windows Server 2008 R2 DFS Root Namespace Required?

I would prefer to set up our DFS such as: \domain.local\users \domain.local\customers \domain.local\support etc. Is this a problem? Do I need to instead set all of the above folders as targets under ...
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2answers
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How do I configure DFS replication using the command line?

I'm in the process of making a script to automate DFS creation and replication for an exam I have next week. So, assuming I have a namespace: dfsutil root adddom \\Foo\bar 'My namespace' And I ...
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Windows Server 2008 (Web Server) Replication

We have a load balanced environment with x64 Windows Server 2008. What are some best practices to setting up replication across the web servers? Do I only want to replicate the web folders? How ...
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Backup hardware and strategy on distributed Windows Server 2008 network

This question is a follow up to this. We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain over a network that spans two different buildings, linked by a 100-Mbps point-to-point line. Over 60 users work in the ...