2010-01-27 18:45:02 UTC
step-by-step? Also, and even more importantly, can someone suggest a resource
for how to add in a new DFS server and remove old servers?
I attempted to do this intuitively and it was a disaster basically. I logged
on to the new server, moved data from a different server to the new one using
NTBACKUP to try and give it a head start, added it into the DFS hierarchy,
created the connections, and thought it would work. It did nothing. Today, I
went on a different server, right-clicked the root and selected Configure
Replication. After walking through the wizard, the root got a blue icon on
it, and then all of the files on all of the severs were moved to the
DFSRPRIVATE folder and a DO_NOT_REMOVE_NtFrs_PreInstall_Directory showed up.
Disaster. I turned off Replication and left it at that for now.