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DFS Referals Setup


I have a DFS-R implementation in place.  Some Files are located on a server in our corporate office and some are located at our branch office.  Clients access the main DFS namespace via a network drive (W:) which is mapped to "domain.local" (sec.local) (see picture1).

-SERVER2 and SERVER3 are in our corporate office
-PSERVER2 is in our Branch office

When on a client machine in our branch office, I right click the W: drive and select properties and browse to the DFS tab.  Under the referral list the active server is SERVER2, which is located in our corporate office.

This poses a problem when the WAN link goes down and then they can't access their W: drive because they can't contact SERVER2.  

How can I get the mapped drive on the client machines in our branch office to refer to the correct server (PSERVER2).?

Additional information:
There are several folders within the DFS namespace. (see picture 2)  2 of 7 folders are located in the branch office and it refers these folders correct server (PSERVER2).

I apologize if my description is confusing.  Please let me know if I need to make any clarifications.

Thanks for your help!
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ITPro44Author Commented:
It didn't appear to post my pictures.  Here they are again.

The referral system is based on the Active DIrectory Site configuration. Can you post details of how the sites and subnets are configured.

ITPro44Author Commented:
I have started a thread over on the TechNet Forums.


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