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

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Mount a Windows DFS Namespace in Linux

I've got a Windows DFS setup with a few namespaces, and I need a way of accessing them via CentOS. Any ideas? I've had a look at CIFS mounting, but it won't support the namespace (each separate ...
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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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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. ...
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Choosing a NAS system and things to watchout for

We are looking at implementing network attached storage to host some our DFS shares. Who are the good / bad vendors? Has anybody already tried this and did it work for them are there better ...
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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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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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A simple Volume Replication Tool for large data set?

I'm looking for a solution to the following: Server A (Site A) - Win 2008 R2 - approx 10TB (15TB max) of data - well over 8 million files Server B (Site B) - Win 2008 R2 I want to ...
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Replace Server 2003 DFS Root Drive

I am looking to replace a drive on a server for more capacity. A DFS root resides on this drive. The new drive will have the same drive letter. DFS is not configured for replication, just for ...
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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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Feasibility of Windows Server 2008 DFS replication over WAN link

We have just set up a WAN link that connects two buildings in our organisation. The link is provided by a 100-Mbps point to point line. We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller on each side ...
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How does the DFS 'cache duration' setting work?

We have a large and complex multi-site DFS structure. I'm using DFS for an application that would be disrupted if any part of the structure was redirected out of site (although I'd rather it be ...
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DFS Replication on Lan (with multiple subnets)

target: want to replicate a folder on 2 machines situation: we have 2 windows 2003 servers (for this purpose) in a domain and each of these servers has 2 network cards; and each server have 2 ips, ...