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Hi there,
I have 2 server running server 2008.
Here is what I want:
-Create a NameSpace (of course this namespace should be clustered, meaning if one server is not available users can still access files from the namespace from another server.
-All the folders under the namespace to be replicated.
Please mentioned steps to start testing what I want.
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When you configure a DFS namespace on two or more domain controllers the namespace is highly available ("clustered").

You need to be careful when your DFS namespace has active links to multiple servers for the same content because DFS namespaces and replication don't prevent two different users from modifying two different copies of the same file. What happens in that case is that the version that is saved last overwrites the other versions. It is not a problem for read only environments but what I do to prevent this problem is to keep the links to server1 active and the links to server2 disabled until the time comes when I need to fail over.

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Thanks iSeik

Thanks Kevinsieh:
How to disable the links on the server2?  
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Under DFS Management, Namespaces, your namespace, go to the folder where it links to both servers. Under the Folder Targets tab in the middle pane, you should see the Referral Status. Right click on the one you want to disable and select Disable Folder Target.
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