I have some weird need (It just came to me, not my choice). The customer want to set up two web servers with the following components in each box:
Windows 2003 Server Standard
NLB (Network Load Balancing)
Well, we need a DFS to replicate files from one "sites" folder between the two computers. To use DFS replication, we need a domain root and, hence, an Active Directory in place. This setup works just fine until I setup NLB. When NLB enters, Domain Controllers just get crazy and cant find each other. After that, DFS stops working too. It seem like the NLB setup is messing up with my DNS. When that happens, AD and DFS stop working. I tried unicast and multicast mode, with no luck.
Is it possible to have AD and NLB in the same box and in peace?
Also, is it possible to force the DFS replication to a dedicated network card (card2 with a cross cable) and keeping the web traffic on the mail network card (card1)?