DFS or Security?
Posted on 2009-04-14
Looking for some clues here. We had files scattered over several servers (Server 2003 32-bit) linked using domain DFS. Bought a new server (Server 2008 64-bit) and using DFS replicated all files into one place on the new server. To avoid problems, initially the new server target was set to disabled in DFS referral. The old server needs to be decomissioned.
Where I want help is that I thought it would be a simple case of switching the DFS referral on for the new server and off for the old server. Replication would continue to take place but users would be re-directed to the new server for their files.
This doesn't appear to be the case, when I do the above users start to email me saying they can't access folders in the DFS. I can back out the change and it all reverts to normal for XP users, Win2k have to reboot first. Also had to reboot server 2k3 running rdp.
The share permissions are set for everyone 'read only' on both servers (and now the change is backed out access is as normal). However Security on the old 2k3 server includes the domain/users group. I can not find this group to add it in the new 2k8 server. The 2k3 server IS a DC. the 2k8 server is just a member server.
Are my problems DFS or permissions related (or both)?
Thanks in advance.