2006-08-02 14:12:02 UTC
I have a problem with DFS share on Windows Server 2003 R2. The problem is
that it takes too long to set permissions on folders under DFS share. When I
connect to the target directly however, I can change security on a folder
Let me give you an example:
Let's say I have a dfs namespace root \\mycompany.com\CORP
It has a folder \\mycompany.com\CORP\Data
The folder has two targets associated with it, \\server1\Data and
\\server2\Data$ both servers are 2003 R2 servers.
There's a folder called let's say \\mycompany.com\CORP\Data\Somefolder. It
is 4GB in size and has 1304 Folders and 14870 files in it but there are many
subfolders which do not inherit security settings from the parent folder.
Somefolder has three groups listed in DACL in Security tab.
So I connect to \\mycompany.com\CORP\Data (\\server2\Data$ is active target
according to DFS tab in folder properties) and try to add read permission for
another security group to Somefolder. It takes more than 1.5 minutes to
update security after I press Apply.
When I connect to the \\server2\Data$ or \\server1\Data however it takes
less than a second to apply security on same folder.
Besides this share works perfectly (no replication errors, download/upload
speed is normal)
Any thoughts on this? I hope the answer is not "this is by design" :-)