No, I'm setting 'Domain-based Root.' Let me just start over. I have two
servers, SERVER1 and SERVER2 and have a test folder on each called
DFS-SERVER1 and DFS-SERVER2, respectively. Please keep in mind, all I want
to do is set this up for data redundancy - so that after replication, the
contents of the Users$ folder are the same on both servers.
First off, let me say that in my previous tests, I'd created test folders to
use, but now can’t seem to remove the DFS-created subfolders. There's an
error about it saying DO_NOT_DELETE_NtFrs_Preinstall_Directory is in use and
cannot be deleted, even though the subfolder contains nothing (viewing hidden
items too). So I'll continue to use SERVER1-DFS and SERVER2-DFS, but use new
subfolders. Make sense? Hope so.
1) Starting at SERVER1, I start the DFS wizard and select Domain-based Root
and enter SERVER1 in the server name prompt. Enter “DFS-SERVER1” as root
name, so UNC path is \\[domainname]\DFS-SERVER1. Next I select the
DFS-SERVER1 folder to share and Finish.
2) Then I set to create a new link off the DFS root and name the link
“dfstest”. Below that it wants a path to the target of the shared folder.
Which shared folder? My DFS-SERVER1? Or a subfolder within DFS-SERVER1? I
picked just DFS-SERVER1.
3) So now I have a link. Now what? It also seems I have a new folder under
DFS-SERVER1 named dfstest. But that’s not the folder I want replicated; I
want DFS-SERVER1 to be.
Do I now choose another target (SERVER2) for the link? If so, I added the
shared folder DFS-SERVER2 and then magically had the Configure Replication
choice on the Action menu! Yay! But now I have red X’s that prevent me from
moving further in the replication set-up. Still missing something…