Setting Preferred DFS Replica in 2003 SP1.
Posted on 2006-07-06
I have 2 servers in the same subnet and same site. One of them is SBS 2003 and the other is 2003 R2 Standard. I was hoping to get the new DFRS in 2003 R2 release but i realized that it is not going to happen..
Ok coming to the problem. My DFS replication and everything works fine without any problems. But most of the clients constantly use the server that is supposed to be my DFS backup replica. I want to force the clients to prefer server 2 always unless server2 is unavailable.
I know this setting is a breeze in new DFRS in 2003 R2 but since Microsoft is not going to add this feature in SBS 2003, i'm forced to use old DFS. So how can i do this in Server 2003 SP1 DFS ????