2010-03-24 15:41:01 UTC
2003 domain and forest levels
This is a domain DFS/DFSR setup.
The machines actually hosting files and being accessed are 2008 servers with
I dentical hardware and software. I have had zero replication issues and
only a couple areas where I had not set security correctly, otherwise this
has been a smooth transistion.
Here is my current issue. I have Macintosh's and XP machines on site. Macs
are accessing one of the 2008 servers directly as they cannot connect to a
namespace, all my XP machines are going to a namespace.
I have set the namespace to refer traffic to the same server as my macs
access directly and use the second server as a failover.
In the following path my Macs can open the files just fine (they are
accessing directly), windows machines cannot (connecting to namespace).
If I have my windows machines access the files directly - bypassing
namespace and connecting to the server they can open the files.
If I copy some of the folder structure to a different directory (logged into
the server thus access directly), thus shortening the path, my PC's are able
to open the files via namespace:
It seems to me the folder depth is the issue but I have not been able to
find any documentation to support this hypothesis.