We have a customer with a head office and branch office. The BO requires a local copy of the file data that resides on a server at the HO. The data needs to be sync'd every evening. The offices are connected by VPN over a 1MB SDSL line. HO is running a W2K3 R2 domain. The server to be installed at the BO is running W2K3 R2. BO users and HO users should always access their local copy of the data rather that access the other server over the VPN. My question is this: what is the easiest and most efficient way of achieving our goals? Do we need to install DFS with domain based namespaces. Do we then need to make the BO server a DC in a seperate AD site so that clients in each AD site know which server to contact to get their local copy of the data. Is there another easier way to do this? We would rather not make the remote server a DC but can't find any way of ensuring that clients contact their local server without setting up AD sites. Can we set up file replication without using namespaces? I have not used DFS before and am very confused. Please help.