AD integrated DFS
Posted on 2008-10-27
This is more of just an assurance of what i think i know. So, as of now we deploy msi files via a single server..i.e. \\servername\share. Clients boot up and should that GPO be applied to an OU where the comptuer account resides, that computer will get the application. My question is this, since this is a physical server should that server die, even though we add a new server with the exact same name and share location, the application will get intalled again (looking for documentation on this but can't find any). Now, if we use AD integrated DFS teh path is virtual. So should a server in the DFS fail, everything will still be groovy. We just need to add a new server and integrate it with the AD DFS. No comptuers will get the application installed again.
More to this, is AD integrated DFS is site savy and can load balance. Just seeing what others are doing and if i understand the benefits of DFS (\\domain.com\share) vs \\servername\share).