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Microsoft DFS Referrals

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Hi Guys,
I have a problem with MS DFS Referrals.  I successfuly configured DFS to use two servers, i.e Server1 and Server2 using one namespace: companydfs.com.  Replication of DFS is configured between the 2 servers.  Both servers are working very well with the exception of Referrals.  So far, if Server1 goes down server2 picks put the configuration and DFS keeps performing without issues.  

This is the problem:  While testing failover, I shutdown Server1 and made sure DFS was being handled by Server2.  Since Server1 is down users are going to be writing data to Server2 (currently active).  When i bring Server1 back online DFS default back to Server1 eventhought the data is out-of-sync, since replication was down while Server1 was in shutdown mode.  No good, i dont want our CEO to be asking about a file he updated 2 hours ago and half of the data is missing... (hope you guys are following where am going).  

what i want to accomplish is that if Server1 goes down, DFS gets transfered to Server2.  when i bring Server1 back online Server2 still be providing the DFS Service while replication syncs the out-of-sync data.  If anyone has any info on how to setup Referrals that would be greate.  

BTW - Both servers have local storage, no SAN.


Thank you very much,

AC.
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Thank you DStewartjr.   I came across the same article a few hours ago and implemented some of the tips listed in the article.  So far my testing is going well.   Thanks.  
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