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DFS Across IPSec

Posted on 2004-09-23
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I have two locations that are connected via an IPSec VPN, the pipe is only about 512 on both sides.  Currently location 1 does not have a server, but location 2 runs the Active directory server and all subsequent services for the domain.  Including file sharing.

As you can imagine, file access across this small pipe can become quite time consuming.

My plan was to use DFS across the VPN  when I put a server in to location 1 and have everybody's mapped drives using the domain share name rather than the server share name... you know  \\domain_name.com\ShareTitle\Shared_Sub_folder

My question to you all.  Is this method the best approach I have or do you see a better approach?  

As I understand it, DFS will auto pick which server to connect to when using DFS in this fashion.

Thanks,

Alan
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Yes this should work if the additional server is a DC in the other location. Then have the clients auth to it locally. This way the client will connect to available DFS sites locally first. I believe if the other server is not an additional DC then the clients will connect to all DFS lists randomly because the are authenticating to the other location still. Learn more here http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/dfsfaq.mspx
Hope this helps.
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