Adding a shared folder under DFS folder structure

Posted on 2011-10-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I have been looking around about the ability to add a folder pointing to another share.  Similar to:

S: (\\domain.local\DFSShare)
      +---- Folder 1
       |            |
       |           +--- Folder 2 (\\Server1\Share1)
       |           +--- Folder 3
       |          +--- Folder 4 (\\Server5\Share9)
      +----- Folder 6

Dont know if it is possible, but it appears in the help for DFS with the link to Target Folders, but am unable to create the folders to point to the share via the manager.

DFS is currently under Windows 2003, can be moved over to 2008R2 if needed.

Any help or guidance will be great.

Question by:Snappa2000
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    Accepted Solution

    You need for that DFS Manager on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 RSAT. Then you can create subfolders within folders in DFS structure and point them to another share (if you wish). You don't have to migrate DFS to the new version, just only use DFS Manager snap-in from the newest OSes (RSAT)


    Author Comment

    Even under a normal folder that already exists?
    LVL 39

    Expert Comment

    by:Krzysztof Pytko
    Yup :) I've recenty experienced this need in my company :) Tested and it work's fine.


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