DFS Root not visible when \\domain_name.ds is entered in explorer
Posted on 2009-05-19
I'm somewhat at my wits end here and I'm sure it's probably something stupid that I'm missing or perhaps this is an expected behavior.
This is a new DFS implementation. It's a Win2K3 R2 domain-based DFS. DFS server is Win2K8 (running in win2000 mode) named DFS01. My domain name is qa1.ds.
I created several DFS Roots "APPLICATIONS", "STAGING", "USER_DATA", etc.
When I type \\QA1.DS\Applications, \\QA1.DS\STAGING, \\QA1.DS\USER_DATA - I can see the contents of the folder. However, if I go up one level to \\QA1.DS - it shows me shared objects on my domain controller - e.g. SYSVOL, NETLOGON, Printers and Faxes and Scheduled Tasks - none of the roots show up.
How do I stop traffic from going to my DC and instead just show my DFS roots? So, when I type \\QA1.DS - I want to see this:
Is it even possible?