Share Overhead vs DFS
Posted on 2001-09-11
Currently in order to map users to their own home folder on an NT server I have to create a share for each user e.g. Home-John.
Now that there are 60 - 70 users I am concerned about the overhead on the server running so many shares.
Reading documentation on KiXtart I have discovered the following:
The Windows redirector software on Windows 9x systems does not support the concept of socalled ?deep? redirections (ie: redirecting a drive to a directory below the sharelevel, eg: ?\\SERVER\SHARE\USER?). As such, Novell?s MAP ROOT feature cannot be emulated
Deep redirections are possible on Windows NT systems, either by using the SUBST command, or by installing the Distributed FileSystem (DFS) client software.
The SUBST does not work for Networked drives.
HERE IS THE QUESTION
Is DFS a viable solution or would I be swapping one problem for another.