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Windows 2008 DFS in a Windows 2003 Domain

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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.





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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.  
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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
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