Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Windows 2008 DFS in a Windows 2003 Domain

Posted on 2010-08-27
2
Medium Priority
?
523 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
We currently have two "old" Windows 2003 member servers that each deal with a user share.

One for the home directories (800GB) and one for the department (750GB) mapped at login as
two drives.

These are currently running at approx 87% used.

We have been looking at a pair of X1600 Windows 2008 Storage Servers that is published
as two DFS Shares that is mirrored across both servers.  Therefore if any particular server
has a problem then the users are not affected.

We have been advised that we may need a file lock application (Peerlock).

Can anyone offer any advice.

Thank you in advance.





0
Comment
Question by:Mongo Peck
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
eatmeimadanish earned 2000 total points
ID: 33542578
Windows 2008 Server does not offer File Locking in DFS.  You will definitely want to use a locking utility, Peersoft is one of the most popular.  

What this means: When a user opens a file from Server A, Another user can still open the same file from Folder B, this can cause issues where a file changed will be over written by the other file during the replication.  This will cause revisions to be omitted by the user who closed the file first.  
0
 

Author Comment

by:Mongo Peck
ID: 33542615
Are there any issues with Windows 2003 Domain and Windows 2008 DFS ?  Also is there any other way to mirror the two servers or is DFS the best way ?

Thank you in advance
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
Resolving an irritating Remote Desktop connection that stops your saved credentials from being used.
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application and how to execute it on the appropriate database. Log onto the server running the Backup Exec database. In a larger environment, this would generally be …
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Suggested Courses

670 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question