DFS Replication and Namespaces

Posted on 2011-02-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We currently run a server 2003 domain and are looking to implement 3 file servers which will run server 2008 r2. Is it possible to setup DFS Replication and Namespace with this scenario? I've been looking around MS's website but can't seem to find a very clear answer!

If it is possible, please can you explain how we'd go about implementing it?

Many thanks

Question by:afl_it
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by:Paul MacDonald
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Absolutely.  Here's everything you need:

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In that document it says that I need to make sure "The domain uses the Windows Server 2008 or higher domain functional level."

Ours is running at 2003 Functional Level and it says that's the highest it can go!

Not looking good is it
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Paul MacDonald earned 500 total points
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You might not get all the Namespaces funtionality you'd get in a native 2008 domain, but you'll get some and Replication is still completely available.  

"The Windows Server 2008 mode includes support for access-based enumeration and increased scalability." ( so unless you have those specific requirements, I think you'll be okay.  You can always migrate from the Server 2000 Namespace to the Server 2008 Namespace later if you want (

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Brilliant, thanks for your help. That answers my question nicely.

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Very quick response and extremely useful. Thanks

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