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DFS path question

I have not used DFS before and am setting up a DFS share now.

The scenario that I have is that I am creating a DFS share that will be replacing an existing share.

The question that i have is on the path name. Currently it is \\server1\shareA. From what I see the new path will have to be \\domain\Root\ShareA. Is there anyway to make it so that if someone puts in the path of \\server1\shareA it will direct them to the DFS share?

Also to take note, is that server1 will still be used for other shares.
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The_KirschiCommented:
As far as I know the \\server1\shareA should still be accessible as long as it is configured like that. In DFS configuration you will also connect to this share on the server. So clients should have no problems with that.
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The_KirschiCommented:
With DFS you just combine multiple share under one root which gives you the ability to move data between servers without the affecting the users. They will always use the DFS share. Still the shares combined in the DFS share will be accessible directly on the servers.

Be aware that permissions should always be configured on the server shares and not through the DFS path!
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ryan80Author Commented:
I want the path of \\server1\shareA to go to the DFS share.

i saw that there is a way to edit the registry on a DFS server to that it will accept a path like that, but you have to remove the old server and make some DNS changes, which arent an option for me. I was hoping there was a different way.
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The_KirschiCommented:
Sorry, seems I misunderstood. I think there is indeed no straight-forward way to accomplish what you like.
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