Discussion:
Setup of DFS to consolidate shares
keagle79
2009-08-13 15:58:01 UTC
I am very new to DFS and I need someone to tell me if the following senerio
will work.

I have 3 shared folders on a single server with 3 subfolders under each share.

\\server1\share1\folderA (folderB, folderC)
\\server1\share2\folderD (folderE, folderF)
\\server1\share3\folderG (folderH, folderI)

I would like to map a network drive on end users PC's that will consolidate
the 3 shares into one and show all of the subfolders under the network share.

\\contoso.com\sharecombine\folderA (folderB,C,D etc....)

I have created the domain namespace but how do I add the shared folders so
they can all be seen under one network share?

Is it even possible with DFS? At this time I will not be doing any
replication.

IT Staff
2009-08-14 04:05:23 UTC
are u using winodws 2003 r2 ?
Post by keagle79
I am very new to DFS and I need someone to tell me if the following senerio
will work.
I have 3 shared folders on a single server with 3 subfolders under each share.
\\server1\share1\folderA (folderB, folderC)
\\server1\share2\folderD (folderE, folderF)
\\server1\share3\folderG (folderH, folderI)
I would like to map a network drive on end users PC's that will consolidate
the 3 shares into one and show all of the subfolders under the network share.
\\contoso.com\sharecombine\folderA (folderB,C,D etc....)
I have created the domain namespace but how do I add the shared folders so
they can all be seen under one network share?
Is it even possible with DFS? At this time I will not be doing any
replication.
IT Staff
2009-08-14 09:44:27 UTC
Add folder target for each share1, share2, share3.
Post by keagle79
I am very new to DFS and I need someone to tell me if the following senerio
will work.
I have 3 shared folders on a single server with 3 subfolders under each share.
\\server1\share1\folderA (folderB, folderC)
\\server1\share2\folderD (folderE, folderF)
\\server1\share3\folderG (folderH, folderI)
I would like to map a network drive on end users PC's that will consolidate
the 3 shares into one and show all of the subfolders under the network share.
\\contoso.com\sharecombine\folderA (folderB,C,D etc....)
I have created the domain namespace but how do I add the shared folders so
they can all be seen under one network share?
Is it even possible with DFS? At this time I will not be doing any
replication.
keagle79
2009-08-14 16:28:01 UTC
It is Server 2003 R2

I don't think I explained what I want to do very well.

Here is my current setup:

\\server1\share1
\subfolder1
\subfolder2
\subfolder3

\\server1\share2
\subfolder4
\subfolder5
\subfolder6

\\server1\share3
\subfolder7
\subfolder8
\subfolder9

What I would like is for the end users to be mapped to:

\\contoso.com\combinedshare
\subfolder1
\subfolder2
\subfolder3
\subfolder4
\subfolder5
\subfolder6
\subfolder7
\subfolder8
\subfolder9

Is this possible with DFS?
Post by IT Staff
Add folder target for each share1, share2, share3.
Post by keagle79
I am very new to DFS and I need someone to tell me if the following senerio
will work.
I have 3 shared folders on a single server with 3 subfolders under each share.
\\server1\share1\folderA (folderB, folderC)
\\server1\share2\folderD (folderE, folderF)
\\server1\share3\folderG (folderH, folderI)
I would like to map a network drive on end users PC's that will consolidate
the 3 shares into one and show all of the subfolders under the network share.
\\contoso.com\sharecombine\folderA (folderB,C,D etc....)
I have created the domain namespace but how do I add the shared folders so
they can all be seen under one network share?
Is it even possible with DFS? At this time I will not be doing any
replication.
Anthony [MVP]
2009-08-15 08:41:47 UTC
Keagle,
Yes, you can map a folder target to a specific folder in a share,
Anthony,
http://www.airdesk.com
Post by keagle79
It is Server 2003 R2
I don't think I explained what I want to do very well.
\\server1\share1
\subfolder1
\subfolder2
\subfolder3
\\server1\share2
\subfolder4
\subfolder5
\subfolder6
\\server1\share3
\subfolder7
\subfolder8
\subfolder9
\\contoso.com\combinedshare
\subfolder1
\subfolder2
\subfolder3
\subfolder4
\subfolder5
\subfolder6
\subfolder7
\subfolder8
\subfolder9
Is this possible with DFS?
Post by IT Staff
Add folder target for each share1, share2, share3.
Post by keagle79
I am very new to DFS and I need someone to tell me if the following senerio
will work.
I have 3 shared folders on a single server with 3 subfolders under each share.
\\server1\share1\folderA (folderB, folderC)
\\server1\share2\folderD (folderE, folderF)
\\server1\share3\folderG (folderH, folderI)
I would like to map a network drive on end users PC's that will consolidate
the 3 shares into one and show all of the subfolders under the network share.
\\contoso.com\sharecombine\folderA (folderB,C,D etc....)
I have created the domain namespace but how do I add the shared folders so
they can all be seen under one network share?
Is it even possible with DFS? At this time I will not be doing any
replication.