Trying to configure sites and services correctly for DFS/R namespaces and replication
Posted on 2008-06-11
Hey there experts;
I'm the sole administrator at a company of 35 people located in 7 geographically dispersed sites. Our main office has a file server and our remote office (across the country) has another file server. I've set up DFS and DFS/R to maintain a current list of the network shares the company uses. I also have log on scripts set up to manually map our user's logon drives to the appropriate share (i.e., S: maps to \\mydomain.com\shared\share).
Here's the problem. Ever since setting this up, the drives connect just fine, but I notice that it's connecting half of my network drives to the local file server, and half of them to the remote server. Highly annoying. Manually browsing the namespace, however, seems to always connect to the local server.
I suspect this has something to do with AD sites and services, but I've never set it up and really have no idea how to do so.