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Hey,

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).?

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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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by:ITPro44
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It didn't appear to post my pictures.  Here they are again.

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

Steve
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I have started a thread over on the TechNet Forums.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservergen/thread/9fb2eb8c-7a36-4edb-a15a-2e3cbcdd714e

If you have anything additional to contribute please do.

Thanks!
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