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Step by Step guide to setting up a DFS R

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Any help out there would be great in setting up a DFS R.

I have a main office with two branch offices all with W2003R2 and enough space on each server for a shared replicated folder.

I have a few MS step by step guides and read as much as i can and I am just being a complete idiot.

1. Setiup a namespace
2. add folder to the namespace
3. add folder target to folder

Again im being a complete idiot.

HQ has the shared drive
branch 1 needs a copy
Branch 2 needs a copy

and I just cant figure out the logic to get it to work

If anyone has a step to step guide for idiots please un idiot me.  (excuse my english)


Thanks


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DFS is really a tool that allows you centrally access your shared folders. Server 2003 R2 gives you a couple of new technologies but the same logic. DFS allows users to access the shared folders on the network by using a root name then adding other shared folders to the root name. For an example, you add a root name folder share1 then you add a sub folder to the root called share2 and another share3. So, the structure would look like Hierarchy which will allow the user to type the share1\share2 to access share2. If you have multiple shares on different servers then DFS allows you to consolidate under one name (root name). I hope I didn't confuse you more. The link has more info.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/storage/dfs/default.mspx 
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