I looked over the links that I got from my previous post but i have a few more questions before i start implementing this and messing up the company.
currently I have files at the central location that people at a remote site need access to. These files can not be moved over since everyone at the central site also needs access to the files.
Now using DFS
My actually shares are
and my DFS link for the two target from above is \\centralserver\sharefiles
If i understand this correctly, when the remote users click on the DFS link to access sharefiles, DFS point the users will to the share that's located at the remoteserver and not the one at the centralserver (one of the benefits of DFS).
However the problem is that users from the remote site will still have to access the wan since the link is located at the central server. Is it possible have the DFS link at the remoteserver and at the centralserver?
2.) When first implement DFS, after all the shares setup do i need to move the files at the central location over to the remote location share or would replication process do the work for me? Meaning if I made the following shares
but only centralserver\sharefiles has any data, the other one is just an empty share folder. Would replication replicate all the files over to the remoteserver share?