To simplify things, I'll pare down the environment.
-Single Namespace\Namespace server\Folder Target
Data is accessible using \HostDomain\DFSRootName
Namespace server is running on W2K8 while the target is running on W2K3. We need to retire the W2K3 server and management has no interest in maintaining DFS. DFS was originally setup awhile back for POC, but done so using Production target data.
I don't know if this is possible, but can we migrate the data to NAS and create a CNAME for the \HostDomain.
The ultimate goal is for the transition to be transparent to the user.