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Site-to-Site VPN utilizing DFS-R

ohmErnie
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I am about to setup a Site-to-Site VPN.  There will be 20 users at this Branch location.  The plan is to setup another domain controller/file server and place it at this branch location.  If I want to utilize DFS to replicate the branch office data from there to our main headquarters to backup, should I invest in 2003 R2 Enterprise or will 2003 R2 Standard work?  There will be approximately 40gb of data at this remote location.  What should the OS requirement for the server I plan to replicate to be?
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DFS is the same in both editions as far as i know, standard will be fine. Make sure they are both R2 servers as its the only OS in which DFS actually works!

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Will DFS replicated from server 2003 to server 2000 or am I just asking for problems?
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lol it will but you are going to have fun :) i was at an ms seminar last week where the presenter even said "with R2, DFS actually works now" - straight from the horses mouth :)
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