I have DFS installed on a single file server - I wanted to use DFS now so I don't have to migrate later when I get a second file server.
I'm trying to integrate third party sharing software and I seem to have "weird" issues targeting a DFS share - for example, Nextcloud (one of many I tested) shows all files as folders, other software gets the permissions wrong and some even have a "DFS" option, which still fails - so I believe there is an extra layer MS have added here that causes an incompatibility somewhere.
I found a workaround was to create a secondary share that targets the same folder on the hard drive and give that as a target to the third party apps instead of the DFS one.
This seems to remove the issue completely, but feels very "hacker-ish".
The above from an application perspective works great but I was just wondering if I am asking for trouble later when I do get the second DFS server and start syncing, or are there any more side effects that could cause issues?