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Active Server on DFS

Posted on 2011-02-13
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I have setup DFS on 6 servers running Windows Server 2008 around a large geographical area.  Each location has its own DHCP server, IP range.  We then map a drive to the DFS folder location, whenever I go into properties the active server is not set to the DHCP server at the particular site that I would expect.  So users are having to either go into the properties of the folder and change the active server or put up with a slow link and whinge to me.
Is there are way in which DFS will pick up which server is local automatically and assign the acitve server appropriately?
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Warren
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Krzysztof Pytko earned 250 total points
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Is this a domain environment? If so, you probably didn't configure Sites and Subnets in AD Sites and Services console. So, create sites for your company corresponding to your structure, place there at least 1 DC and configure appropriate subnets. Then assign them with appropriate sites and create site links to allow replication between them :) Check again if it works as you wish ;)

This article from Microsoft explains a little bit more AD Sites, Subnets and site links
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754697.aspx

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Krzysztof
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by:Ozwazza
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Hi, I've setup the sites, IP subnets. In regards to the site links do I do the same as the DFS replication topology as I have a meshed network.  Does this mean I will need to create a site link for each site with all sites?

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Warren
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by:Ozwazza
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I added all the sites together in the site links folder under one structure, tested it out but there are still people at different sites not pointing to the local servers.  Do I need to use NET disconnect bat file to make this work?
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