Windows 2003 (Pre-SP1/R2) vs Windows 2003 R2 DFS/DFSR
Posted on 2007-08-07
I'm need to know what the differences are between the ORIGINAL release version of Windows 2003 Server and Windows 2003 R2 with respect to DFSR / DFS.
Speficially, I need to know if WINDOWS 2003 R2 uses the same ports that Windows 2003 ORIGINALLY used for DFS, or if the new DFS[R] does the same thing with fewer ports.
I'm configuring a firewall between two locations that will use DFSR with on a Windows 2003 R2 domain. It appears that R2 changes how DFS[R] works. I need to know SPECIFICALLY which ports are required for DFSR & DFS Namespace operation under WINDOWS 2003 R2!
I'm looking for someone who's configured WINDOWS 2003 R2 with DFSR and DFS Namespace to work through a firewall...
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME LINKS TO MICROSOFT KB ARTICLES THAT ALSO LIST THE NON-R2 VERSION OF WINDOWS 2003 SERVER. I'M ONLY INTEREST IN WINDOWS 2003 R2 AND WHICH PORTS I NEED FOR THAT PRODUCT'S IMPLIMENTATION OF DFSR / DFS NAME SPACE.
(I posted this question before, and got a bunch of KB articles pertaining to Windows 2003 Pre-SP1...)
If nothing has changed, please indicate that.
This is a 500 point question, and I need it answered completely.
Thanks for the help, and good luck.