DFS (Distributed File System) truncate share names
Posted on 2010-11-16
Hello everyone. I'm implementing a DFS server and I'm trying to figure out how to keep my share names as short as possible. Right now, the DFS server only allows me to share my root folders individually and the rest of the files and folders are within that share. For example.
I have created a root called "Public". Inside public I have \\domain\public\department\document\pdfs.
I'd like to be able to type \\domain\pdfs and go straight there.
This is not a great example because I have some much longer folder structures, but it gets the point across. Using an XP machine to share files, I could always just share whatever folder I want and it works like \\domain\sharefolder, but if I manually go to the DFS server and do this then it creates a share at \\dfsserver\share rather than \\domain\share. I'm trying to stick to the \\domain rather than \\dfsserver so that I can replicate this DFS server to a secondary one without any share name issues.
Hopefully that all makes sense. Any help would be much appreciated!