Love your sig tag line.
The technet article is printing as I type. Don't know why it didn't
appear in my searching.
Excellent explanation!! I already understood paragraphs 2 & 3 in
isolation and of course I knew paragraph 4 would work but I had
the nag that I was missing something because such a solution was
less than elegant. The bit I was missing was namespace. I expect
the article will fill me in.
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"DaveMills" <***@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message news:***@4ax.com...
| You do seem rather confused.
| First there are "Server Shares",. These are the shares you create on a
| and access as \\DFS1\Family (for example) and a second share
| can open these shares and there is no relationship between them. The
| different (of course it may be identical but that is not a function of
| sharing). All of this is more or less identical to what is available in
| 3.11 15 years ago.
| Now you can set up DFS Replication to make sure the content is kept
| This replicates D:\Data\DocCentral on DFS1 with D:Data\DocCentral on
| this does not involve "shares" at all but replicated the physical storage
| location folders.
| Now you can open \\DFS1\Family or \\DFS2\Family and the same data will
| present because of the DFSR replication. So far we have not used DFS name
| at all.
| Now you can set up a DFS name space and create \DOMAIN\Root\Family and
| point to both the above shares. When a used opens \\Domain\Root\Family
| be directed to either DFS1 or DFS2 at random (not exactly true but will
| this explanation). It does not matter which since DFSR is keeping the two
| I recommend reading "How DFS Works" to get a better understanding of what
| On Tue, 8 Sep 2009 21:00:28 +1000, "Len B" <***@internode0.on0.net>
| >SBS2003 server named FSR 2 x Server2008 named DFS1 & DFS2 which
| >are configured identically for hardware, software and folder structure.
| >DFS is setup on D:\Data of DFS1 and D:\Data of DFS2 matches
| >Under that is a folder called DocCentral (shared)
| >Login script includes net use S: \\domain\dfs\DocCentral
| >Under DocCentral folder is a folder called Family that I need
| >to share so that net use N: \\...\Family can be added to script.
| >I shared Family on DFS1. It didn't show as shared on DFS2 as I
| >expected it to. Seems I don't understand dfs well enough and I can't
| >find the penny to get it to drop. I've read technet stuff re dfs for
| >win 2k and figure it will not be much different for 2003 or 2008.
| >I know I could access it by \\DFS1\Family and dfs will take care of
| >updating DFS2 but I have a nag that there must be a better way.
| >Do I just create the share on DFS2 and use \\domain\dfs\family ?
| >I didn't dare just try it because I know my understanding is flawed.
| >Anyone figure which penny I'm missing or which one I've got wrong?
| Dave Mills
| There are 10 types of people, those that understand binary and those that