I am running 2 Windows 2008 servers called File1 and File2. Both servers are domain controllers of our childdomain called FILES. They host one domain-based DFS namespace with several targets. The contents of the tagets are replicated by DFS-R. DFS is running in 2k8 mode. Our network consists of only one site.
We have several deparments accessing the DFS namespace and they randomly get an active server assigned. I want to be able to set which computer gets which active server, instead of the random assignment. I would like each department to use the same preferred server. I was thinking of accomplishing this either server sided with something like a GPO or client sided by altering our login script.
It's impossible to use the built-in site mechanism, because all the departments are in the same VLAN/subnet and clients are in a different VLAN/subnet as server. Does anyone know how to accomplish this?