Posted on 2011-03-01
I have inherited a DFS system and am confused. We have 3 servers, each with the same DFS folder structure set up. Our namespace is my.local. We are using an application that requires a UNC path which names the server eg \\server2\applications\data as opposed to the DFS path my.local\applications\data. This has not been an issue until now.
All dfs folders were originally set up on server1. Two additional servers were added and replication set up. We have come to set up a new user who reqiures access to the application the uses the direct mapping, eg \\server2\applications\data. Having set the permissions on the folders, the user cannot access the data. On checking in the DFS Management App, it seems that server1 has a status of enabled and the other two have the status of disabled. Checking the Data itself and the last date a file was amended, both server1 and server 2 have the same dates, but the application points to server2. No replication is currently configured to run.
Anyone any ideas on this?