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AD site Required for DFS replication? RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    We have Site A with 2xDC and 1x DFS file server(2008 R2).  We need a Site B, with the replciated DFS file shares, for users at that site.

    Do i need to create AD sites for the Users at site B to point at the DFS server at site B?

    If i create the AD site, do i also need a DC in that site?

     

    Thursday, February 17, 2011 10:04 AM

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  • Hi,
    
    Servers in a replication group must be in the same forest. You cannot enable replication across servers in different forests.
    
    thx

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    Thursday, February 17, 2011 4:21 PM
  • Hi ,

     

    Thanks for posting here.

     

    >Do i need to create AD sites for the Users at site B to point at the DFS server at site B?

    >If i create the AD site, do i also need a DC in that site?

     

    How is the network connection between both sites?

     

    We always suggest deploying domain controller in each site and setting active directory sites in branch office scenario .

    However this is not relate with DFS deployment , you may refer to the link to start your DFS design and deployment

     

    DFS Management

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732006(WS.10).aspx

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li


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    Friday, February 18, 2011 7:40 AM
  • Hi,

    In additional to Tiger's suggestion, you may also read following guide, which may address your concern.

    Design Guidelines for Dfs
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc962148.aspx

    Designing a DFS Namespace
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758931(WS.10).aspx

    Three ways to design your DFS Namespaces
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2009/08/21/three-ways-to-design-your-dfs-namespaces.aspx

    Hope it helps.

    Scorprio


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    Monday, February 21, 2011 9:01 AM