DFS Referals Setup
Posted on 2009-05-07
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).?
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!