Windows 2003 DFS

Posted on 2005-04-11
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
In our shop we admin member servers of an AD domain.  I want to start using DFS for my server access.  I also want to be able to use the replication feature DFS offers.  Can I do that without domain server access?  
Question by:mchristo63
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    You can set up DFS intependantly of the domain, although you will still need access to the shares/files to which it points.

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    Does that include replication also?  I have DFS running now but haven't tested replication.  I ask becuase i was told for replication the DFS root needs to reside on the domain server.  Just checking this statement.
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    Sorry,missed the replication bit.
    Am pretty sure FRS needs to sit on a DC; I kind find nothing from Microsoft mentioning the ability to do this without an AD
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    You cannot use DFS and replication with a standalone DFS root. If you need to replicate without Active Directory and DFS, you could write a script and use Robocopy.

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