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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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Exchanging data with Windows XP workstations in a corporate network

We have Windows XP workstations that are used to exchange data with other computers on the network. USB media isn't an option. Equipment on both ends of the link expect a Windows share (SMB). For ...
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Files in Azure file share can only be opened as read-only on one specific Profile on Windows 10 - (DFS-N with Domain Based Authentication)

[I will start by explaining how the Environment is setup] For the File share We use DFS-N mapping, EX- \\Domain.local\Storageaccount. This mapping is hosted with DFS-N role on a Windows Server 2012 ...
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AD Sites, Costs and DFS

I've got a bunch of physical sites: East-1, East-2, Central, West-1 and West-2, they all have domain controllers and have servers that provide DFS services. Other sites Near-East-1, Near-East2, Near-...
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DFS Migration while keeping the same Name

I was able to lab out the following steps and achieved desired results but I was wondering if there was a better or "cleaner" way to what I would like to do? Desired Goal: To keep the same ...
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How to enable Kerberos delegation from SQL Server to DFS File Share

I am trying to enable my MSSQL database users to BULK INSERT / OPENROWSET() a CSV file that is stored on our DFS/cifs/smb network shares. Initial Setup I have the MSSQL service set to run as a domain ...
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Why cannot I map an DSF/SMB share using New-SmbGlobalMapping?

I've got a DFS folder: \\my.domain\Storage$ I'd like to map it to a particular Windows Server Core machine using the New-SmbGlobalMapping PowerShell command using specific credentials. Alas, when I ...
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DFS Provider Cache

My organization has multiple mapped drives that target DFS paths such as \\domain\HOME\HomeDrives\username. When trying to access one of the mapped drives after connecting to VPN, the following error ...
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DFS using short DN on non domain joined computers?

I just setup a new server for my work. With the server hostname change, this ended up breaking everyones file shares so looking into future proofing solutions and I came across DFS. I set it up and ...
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How to install DFSN module in powershell?

I have two machines, one has DFSN available (functions like Get-DfsnFolderTarget, etc) and the other doesn't. I can't seem to find any information online about installing it, and I'm not a powershell ...
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how to properly remove DFS Replication without data loss

I am not going to use the DFS replication any more. All of the servers are virtual and running Server 2012R2. We have about 40TB data. Also There are 5 volumes. BTW , But those shares will run. ...
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The access to shared directory using DFS is very slow

I have an Active Directory with 1 DC and 1 DFS deployed on hyper-v VM on a certain machine X. The DFS consists of several shared folders from machine X and folders from machine Z. When I try to ...
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Use DFS to replicate file shares to two new servers?

Trying to find the best way to migrate file shares on one server we are deprecating to a new server. We will then use dfs from this new server to replicate with another new machine for our final setup....
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DFS Replication server role and Remote Differential Compression feature

In Microsoft documentation about DFS Replication is written that DFS Replication uses Remote Differential Compression algorithm for efficient data replication. But when you install the DFS Replication,...
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GPO to set DFS Path to Active in Referral List for mapped drive

I have a DFS Namespace of domain.lcl\DFS that replicates a folder ReplFolder across 3 geographically dispersed servers: \\VANCOUVER\FolderA \\MADRID\FolderA \\TOKYO\FolderA I can manually map a drive ...
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How to strictly serialize replication of one folder using Windows DFS replication?

I have two locations A+B and need to process one special directory between those branches using Windows DFS replication in the following way: All writes into that directory of A need to be pulled by B....
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File permission issue - You need permission to perform this action

This is a very strange issue related to a dfs replicated folder. The share in question is shared with "Everyone" with full access and permissions are applied to sub-folders using ACLs. ...
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How to configure DFS Replication group in Active Directory

A newbie question here. I have two Windows 2008 R2 servers. DFS Management installed. When I go to "New Replication Group", and try to create a group in the domain, I get "Insufficient ...
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How to find an actual physical host/IP for a specific Domain-based DFS file share path?

Assuming that there is a Domain-based DFS share path \someDomainBasedDFSRoot\someLogicalSubfolder\someSubfolderCorrespondingToAPhysicalHost\folder\file.txt I'd like to get the IP (or probably at ...
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Virtual iSCSI linux -- share as ISCSI ExFat, but have it go to XFS?

I'm building a RAID system based on a dell server with 18 drive bays; I want to use as JBOD and manage with LVM2/MDADM and use XFS as the base filesystem. However... I have a few bits of PC software ...
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Share DFS location and Change Name of DFS folders

I want to simplify file server access from displaying multiple drives to instead, share the DFS location that lists all of the shortcuts to the actual folders and files my users need access to. The ...
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Is it possible to deploy a high available file service with two file servers using a shared virtual hard disk and DFS with Windows Server 2019?

In my infrastructure, I have two servers with Windows Server 2019 and Hyper-V installed. A SAN is directly connected to both servers via FC. The SAN provides three volumes to both servers: a volume ...
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Domain-Based DFS Working Intermittently

I have DFS setup on my network as follows: A domain we'll call DOMAIN.LAN. Two AD controllers, let's call them DC01 and DC02. Two file servers, let's call them FS01 and FS02. A Windows 10 Pro ...
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Why ping-ing to the internal AD domain name sometimes responded by different domain controllers in totally different subnets?

Folks, I have a single forest Active Directory domain, called DOMAIN.COM. AD Site 1 - 10.10.1.0/24 subnet SITE1DC1-VM SITE1DC2-VM SITE1-DFSR-VM SITE1PC1 SITE1PC2 SITE1PC3 ... SITE1PCN AD Site 2 - 10....
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Best practice of what folders must not go to DFS-Replication File server?

I'm using The existing Windows Server 2016 DFS-Replicated file servers across 10 different locations. Each site offices in different regions and countries across the globes are replicated. However, ...
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Windows Server 2016 DFS-Replication backlog issue

I have 6 servers running Windows Server 2016 File Server DFS replication. I'm having trouble with my DFS File server replication, the report generated from the health report and dfsrdiag backlog /smem:...
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Win 2019 DFS Replication not working across WAN / VPN, no errors

I have a problem with DFS Replication. I've had replication at our main site working between two member servers for a while, but when I recently added a new site with a server, I ran into a lot of ...
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Migrate to new AD domain, but keep old DFS root

I have an Active Directory domain (we'll call OLD.TLD) in production and need to change the name (for reasons I won't elaborate on). There are many, many files with links to a DFS namespace in this ...
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DFS Replication 25000 Event 4308 per minute

TL;DR in bold Hello, I have set up a new DFS Namespace and Replication for a software and user share from an older 2012R2 server to a newer 2019 server that we wish to migrate to. I've left the ...
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DFS-Share not uptodate for SOME users

We have a DFS Share setup on 2 Servers. (2008-R2) Today we encountered a very strange issue: The shares are replicated fine (both servers show the same data localy) For 70% of clients everything ...
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Dfsr - replicatedFolderinfo state 3 (in recovery) progression

I have a DFS Namespace currently in auto-recovery due to an unexpected server crash. There's about 600GB of data and it's consisting of small files for the most part. It's been in auto-recovery for ...
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Auto update Linux cifs mount when windows dfs target changes

Not that a retarget is a common occurence in the case we're working with but, we're in the process of some infrastructure changes and it's fresh in my mind. We have a number of Windows DFS share ...
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can't find DFS with other user in RDP session

I connect with RDP to Windows 10 with a user than not have privileges over te DFS. For this reason, Windows request other credentials. I put the credentials of a user with privileges but Windows don't ...
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DFS Replication Error 9098 (tombstoned content)

3 servers, DFS replication was working for 2 years. Recently 1 of the member servers started reporting this: The DFS Replication service stopped replication on replicated folder projects at local ...
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Distributed File System (DFS) behavior with link folders and drag and drop and move/copy

Summary: If a user copies one link inside a DFS share into another link in that same DFS share, what happens? Also, what happens if a user copies a DFS link into a local folder on the hard drive or ...
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Upgrade from Win 7 to WIn 10 causing slowness due to home folders on DFS share

I have my home folders pointing to DFS share. Problem started when I am trying to upgrade my windows 7 to Windows 10, it is trying to scan thousands of profiles on the DFS instead of the system local ...
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NTFS treating files as temporary without T attribute, and not replicating over DFS

I have found a folder of files that are failing to replicate between my DFS servers, and I can't find any documented reason why. Here are some examples: FileName ...
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DFS Namespace Resolution without netbios - Why does it work

So, my problem is not that something does not work. But that it works, and I cannot figure out why. Short version: I am able to access \\mydomain\MyDFSRoot even though netbios/LLMNR is off, and DNS-...
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DFS-R Server Concerns

What happens when one DFS server goes offline or the connection between the two drops? Specifically, what happens when an existing file is updated. So I just stood up two Win2K12 R2 servers running ...
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SYSVOL DFS Migration - moving to eliminated state

We are following Microsoft's Migrating SYSVOL to DFS Replication on our Server 2008 R2 servers so we can do move over to Server 2019. We started it on 8/12/2019 and let it run over the week to check ...
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How do I install the DFSR module for Powershell on Windows Server 2012?

I have a full GUI installation of Windows Server 2012r2 2012 with the DFS Management snap-in installed for Server Manager. I want to use the DFSR module for Powershell to monitor DFS replication. ...
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DFS - Basic operation - remove folder target

I'm new to DFS management and I need to know the proper way to delete a target(shared) folder from all the servers. Stop replication and then delete all the copies of the folder in the different ...
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Centos only taking first DFS referral

$ umount -a: Linux server01 3.10.0-957.1.3.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Nov 29 14:49:43 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I am able to successfully mount a DFS file share using the following command: ...
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DFS namespace does not show files on servers

Setup 2x Windows server 2012R2 (pwl-dfs01 and pwl-dfs02) DFS namespaces and Replication installed Replication configured (s:\hosting) as "Full Mesh" topology for both pwl-dfs01 and pwl-dfs02 ...
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Is it important to backup and restore DFSR/Private folder for Windows DFS replication group?

Strangely, there doesn't appear to be a whole lot of direction on this and it doesn't seem that even the backup vendors can provide a straight answer. In a Windows DFS replication group, each server ...
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Why is it not possible for a DFS domain namespace server to work with shared storage?

I wondered why a stand-alone namespace "Can be hosted by a failover cluster to increase the availability of the namespace." while a domain namespace "[...] cannot be a clustered resource in a failover ...
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"the value does not fall within the expected range" DFS error on Server 2012

I seem to have run into this bug while attempting to create a DFS replication group: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4049095/value-does-not-fall-within-the-expected-range-error-when-you-...
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How can I find the path in which a file is open

I need to migrate a Server 2008 Fileserver. My problem is, that some Users have access to there data over DFS and other have mapped simple Shares. Now I have migrated the DFS but I don't know which ...
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Parallel life of DFS shared files?

That's a weird one. We have 3 servers (Windows Server 2012 R2) with DFS-N and DFS-R sharing and syncing same folders between themselves. We have those folders mapped on clients as network drives like ...
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Multiple domains on network - problems with DFS

I've inherited a setup that we've been running with for a number of years that I've finally decided to sort out. We have two offices connected via a VPN tunnel. Office A uses domain.net and office B ...
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Not able to create DFS namespace in a completely new forest

Not able to create DFS namespace in a completely new forest OS: Windows server 2016 DFL: 2003 FFL: 2003 DFS role on member server creating very first namespace server - Errors in : The object ...
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