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DFS on windows 2008 and Domain Windows 2003 R2 AD servers

    Question

  • ·         Hi – We are planning to deploy Windows 2008 R2 server with DFS using domain based namespaces and replication.

    ·        Our Domain function level is 2003 and schema version is 47 …will domain base Namespace and DFS-R replication will work ??

    Many Thanks

    • Changed type David Shen Friday, October 23, 2009 2:14 AM
    Thursday, October 22, 2009 7:52 PM

Answers

  • Hi gt9500,

     

    As the Schema version is 47, the Active Directory domain is Windows Server 2008 R2. DFS namespace and DFS Replication support to be run this domain and they can work with together.

     

    Please refer to the following guide to use DFS.

     

    DFS Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server 2008

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732863(WS.10).aspx

     

    DFS Replication: What’s new in Windows Server™ 2008 R2

    http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/archive/2009/01/19/dfs-replication-what-s-new-in-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx

     

    Hope this can helpful.

     

    Best Regards,

    David Shen


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    • Proposed as answer by David Shen Friday, October 23, 2009 7:52 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by gt9500 Friday, October 23, 2009 5:27 PM
    • Marked as answer by gt9500 Friday, October 23, 2009 5:28 PM
    Friday, October 23, 2009 7:49 AM
  • Hi gt9500,

    Concerning the schema version has been already 47, you may need to in-place upgrade the Active Directory from Windows Server 2003 domain to Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Meanwhile, the DFS namespace server and the DFS Replication server need to be deployed with at least Windows Server 2008 so that the DFS server can have the DFS namespace and DFS Replication service to work.

    Best Regards,
    David Shen
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    • Proposed as answer by David Shen Friday, October 23, 2009 3:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by gt9500 Friday, October 23, 2009 5:28 PM
    Friday, October 23, 2009 2:59 PM

All replies

  • Hi gt9500,

     

    As the Schema version is 47, the Active Directory domain is Windows Server 2008 R2. DFS namespace and DFS Replication support to be run this domain and they can work with together.

     

    Please refer to the following guide to use DFS.

     

    DFS Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server 2008

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732863(WS.10).aspx

     

    DFS Replication: What’s new in Windows Server™ 2008 R2

    http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/archive/2009/01/19/dfs-replication-what-s-new-in-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx

     

    Hope this can helpful.

     

    Best Regards,

    David Shen


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    • Proposed as answer by David Shen Friday, October 23, 2009 7:52 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by gt9500 Friday, October 23, 2009 5:27 PM
    • Marked as answer by gt9500 Friday, October 23, 2009 5:28 PM
    Friday, October 23, 2009 7:49 AM
  • We only update the Schema ...Active Directory domain still running on windows 2003

    Thanks in advance

    gt9500

    Friday, October 23, 2009 1:53 PM
  • Hi gt9500,

    Concerning the schema version has been already 47, you may need to in-place upgrade the Active Directory from Windows Server 2003 domain to Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Meanwhile, the DFS namespace server and the DFS Replication server need to be deployed with at least Windows Server 2008 so that the DFS server can have the DFS namespace and DFS Replication service to work.

    Best Regards,
    David Shen
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    • Proposed as answer by David Shen Friday, October 23, 2009 3:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by gt9500 Friday, October 23, 2009 5:28 PM
    Friday, October 23, 2009 2:59 PM
  • Thanks David - Some time text year we are planning to upgrade our domain to windows 2008 R2 .... but right now we want to deploy the DFS running on windows 2008 R2 servers with Domain base Namespace and Replication ..

    Regards
    gt9500
    Friday, October 23, 2009 3:07 PM