2006-05-20 17:41:24 UTC
We have a DFS root on an 2003 Enterprise SP1 server (which is the PDCE)
and on the same site, links on an Standard R2 server, with 1 other site
using Standard R2 and 3 on Standard 2003 SP1 making 5 in all.
The other sites are all child domains, which cannot find the DFS when
either the root server is down or the VPN to the site where the root
server is is down, making our DFS far from fault tolerant.
With the root server not being R2, is it still possible to make this
fault tolerant by creating a second root server, or by using the R2
server on a remote site?
We map our DFS as G:\domain\global
I started to build a second DFS root, but the root had a different path
due to it being a child domain, but stopped as it looked wrong.
Existing root is \\domain\globaldata and when i create a second root
at a remote site, \\child.domain\globaldata but i cannot see how it
could work due to the different domains.
I could move the root from the PDCE to the R2 server, and then create a
second namespace on the remote site using R2, but i still cannot see
how this could be fault tolerant across child domains as the path to
the root would still be different.
Please tell i am wrong...