DFS itself doesn't enforce permissions--it simply provides a referral that
directs the client to a UNC path. With multiple targets, it's important to
keep the permissions in sync so that users have a consistent experience. As
far as XP goes, I'm not aware of any fundamental differences in permissions,
either NTFS or shared folder permissions. Do you both of these set
identically on your servers and XP clients? The one thing that does come to
mind is that XP has a limit to the number of concurrent connections--I don't
recall the exact number but it's something like 5 or 10. Is it possible that
your XP client already has the max # of users connected?
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I realize this is the FRS for DFS group, but will ask my question in
hopes it is realated enough with the current topic! I read above that
you can use a Windows XP client as a DFS link target if you do not use
FRS. I have two DFS links that point to folders on the Windows 2003
server that runs DFS and one DFS link that points to a Windows XP
client folder. I am having permission errors when accessing the XP
Is there certain permissions that should be assigned to the folder on
the WinXP target so that users can get to the share? Does the DFS link
point the user to the share so that the current user's permissions are
used for the share?
I appologize if this is off topic, but appreciate any help you can