DFS Offline Files
Posted on 2011-10-27
Really need help on this. Have DFS setup no issues similar to fashion to below
\\domain.local\homedrives\country1 -> \\Fileserver\country1$
\\domain.local\homedrives\country2 -> \\Fileserver\country2$
\\domain.local\homedrives\country3 -> \\Fileserver2\country3$
All this works as expected, offline files sync no problems.
The issue I am having is we need to move the Target folder for \\Fileserver2\Country3$ to \\Fileserver\country3$. This is to centralise all the services in the UK. So set up copying of all the files and permissions/shares as required.
Once 2 are in sync with each other and tests have been completed to ensure files/permissions are the same change the target to be
\\domain.local\homedrives\country3 -> \\Fileserver2\country3$ now becomes \\Fileserver\country3$
The issue we have is some people get "Access Denied" when trying to access via the DFS share. This is when accessing the UNC path name and when syncing (Windows 7 Clients)
When testing can access \\Fileserver\country3$ no issues. Can access \\domain.local\homedrives\country2 and \\domain.local\homedrives\country1 with no issues but when trying to access \\domain.local\homedrives\country3, get "Access Denied". This is a big issue since most of these people are working remotely over a WAN link and have gigs worth of data.
The file server is moving from a Windows 2003/2008 to a Netapp CIFS share but I do not think this is the issue since only a few people are being affected. The permissions are identical on both the original and the new server for both NTFS and Shares.
I assume this is something to do with the CSC cache, since clearing it down and resyncing will resolve the issue, but the problem is some people have >10GB of data and will take 3-4 hours to replicate and sometimes more. Also the fact only some people are effected by this is the other cause for concern.
Any help or ideas greatly appreciated.