I am just trying to get my head arround DFS
we have just moved our Domain to 2008 R2. What I have read about DFS is very promising but wanted to clarify something. Currently we have file servers at a number of sites and also the central campus. We have moved all the team drives from these sites to the central campus.
We hoped the bandwidth would be sufficent but we have had complaints of slow access and timeouts even though I can not replicate this.
I hope DFS can help with this. What we would like to do is have a share (1TB in size) on each of the sites and a central share on the campus (10TB most users are on this site). From what I understand through DFS namespaces we could then have a that would look at all of these as a single share but through enumeration people would on see what they had rights to see.
THis sounds great but would this need DFS replication as well. Obviously we do not have 10TB of space at the external sites.
I hope this all made sense