DFS Snap-In Cannot Find DFS Root In Simulated Machine Failure Scenario
Posted on 2006-07-20
I have a question regarding DFS.
Here is my setup:
2 DCs running Server 2003, named DC1 and DC2 respectively.
DC1 is the first domain controller.
Both DCs have the global catalog.
I have created a DFS root on DC1 and a root target replicated on DC2.
There are also numerous DFS links, which were also replicated on DC2.
To simulate a failure scenario, I shut off DC1.
All the DFS links can still be accessed.
However, if I try to fire up the DFS MMC Snap-In on DC2, it complained not being able to find the DFS root.
My understanding was, since the DFS root was replicated on DC2, even if DC1 fails, I can still manage the DFS with the DFS Snap-In running on DC2. This is not the case now.
Does anyone know the answer to this one.