Strange R2 DFS Question?
Posted on 2009-07-12
I have 2 Windows 2003 R2 Servers with 3 Shares Setup for DFS Replication. While testing replication with 25MB PDF files I noticed copying files to the Shares is extremely slow and copying to the C:Drive root is very fast. I found out the users mapped to the local Server 1 are somehow saving files first to remote Server2. Server 2 is a remote server on a slow WAN link. I thought the local users should save files very fast to the local Server1 DFS Share while the DFS replicates to Server2. It seems even though the users are mapped to Server1 they are really saving to Server2 like they are mapped to Server2 instead. They may be crisscrossed, I checked DNS is correct. Could this be a missing DFS setting needed?