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Microsoft Distributed File System (DFS) is a technology that complements the SMB/CIFS based file server role of Windows Servers.

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DFS trying to replicate back to source folder?

I'm not very familiar with how DFS works, and since someone else administers the servers in question I don't know what the DFS setup looks like. I'm just wondering if something is possible. ...
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DFS 2003 on Storage Server with Huge Backlog: Recovery Options?

We currently have a 2003 DFS server that has a backlog of several gigabytes. And that's for just a single DFS share. It was not set up during this administration, we have simply been dealing with it's ...
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How can I connect to a specific machine with DFS?

I have 2 servers with a share, \\servera\share and \\serverb\share. DFS is setup on \\domain\share to point to both machines. A 3rd party replication solution compares \\servera\share to ...
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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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DFS Root namespace is RDWR for all users

We have an existing DFS Replication and Namespace group that we use to serve the company's files. This has been operating fine for us for some time now, and continues to do so. however a situation ...
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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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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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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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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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DPM 2010 End User Recovery Failing

I have DPM2010 installed and I am using End User Recovery. I did not initially set it up. It is working for a few folders and on the DPM server in Share and Storage Manager I can see the shares in ...
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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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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 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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Where are the Kerberos time outs in Windows 2008R2?

We have a DFS share that redirects users to a EMC CIFS share. Several end users are unable to access it and get the following Kerberos Security warning: The System Detected an attempt to ...
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AccessEnum recursion depth

I'm putting together a quarterly audit script and I'm trying to provide information to data owners about the groups they administer. The most difficult aspect of this operation is determining to ...
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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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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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windows 2008 R2 DFSdiag error

When I run the command dfsdiag /testdfsintegrity /dfsroot:\domain\dfs full I get the following error Checking the registry of the namespace servers... Error: The system cannot find the file ...
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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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how to prevent direct access to DFS Namespace shared folders

I have made a DFS Namespace named \\dc1\bank. There are some other folders from another file servers(for example \\dc1\bank\folder1 is the folder on \\fs1\folder1). I want to restrict users to direct ...
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DFSR files appearing on destination before they finish replicating

We have a DFS environment. If we have a 100MB file for example that we put in the DFS share, it will appear very quickly on the destination server at another site even though with the bandwidth ...
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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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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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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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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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dfs replication: One replication group per share or a single replication group for all shares

I am currently migrating from a Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard to a Windows Server 2008 file server. I want to do a "soft" migration by using dfs replication. Now I am wondering what is the best ...
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How to change Windows DFS replication log file path?

I have enabled DFS replication for a couple shares on my Windows Server 2003 machine and it works fine, except that I would like the debug logs to be written to a different drive (it logs in to the ...
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Create DFS replica from a NAS drive

We have two offices, at two different locations. In one we have a NAS, with some shares. We also have a Domain Controller using Windows 2003 R2. We have setup a second Domain Controller using Windows ...
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Windows 2008 R2 DFS keeps MS office work-files

We have started using the DFS sharing functionality in Windows 2008 R2 (previously we used regular shares on Windows 2003), and noticed that for every office document we work on, it's work-file ...
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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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When seeding a Windows DFS replication copy, do you need to copy security?

I may need to rebuild a 1TB Windows 2008 DFS replication folder between our UK and USA sites. It's good practise to seed the other copy before starting replication so that the bulk of the data doesn't ...
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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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What are DFSR's hardware requirements?

I'm currently looking into implementing DFSR, with the following setup: 2 Offices in the US 2 Ofices in Europe The offices are currently using a NAS where I just copy stuff when needed, and have VPN ...
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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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Windows 2008 R2 File Server Cluster vs. DFS

We're currently using 2 Windows 2008 R2 with DFS but discovered some issues with: replication of permissions (permissions are not replicated across DFS members) replication of quota (quota is ...
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Error 0x8007003B copying large files to DFS share

Here is the configuration. Private network and domain (foo.bar). 2 file servers running 2K8R2 (file1.foo.bar and file2.foo.bar). Created a share on each server (\\file1\share and \\file2\share). ...
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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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DFS - Active Directory Namespace not showing

Appologies if this doesn't make sense - I'm just starting to play with DFS and some of the terms are still confusing to me. We have created a couple of DFS roots (as domain roots) on our domain and ...
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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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Distributed File System (DFS) and MS SQL 2008

There are two physical servers on which we want to install MS SQL 2008 and our application. Our application is using DB in separate *.mdf file. Our application works only on one server at the point ...
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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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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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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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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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Moving roaming profiles to DFS

I'm redirecting appdata, my docs and desktop folders to a server using a GPO based on what facility they're usually at. This brings up a problem for users who bounce between multiple locations. ...