I recently set up a clone server at an alternate physical location, in order for disaster recovery. The clone server is exactly the same as our primary server in both hardware and software. Both are running Server 2008 R2 x64.
I have a DFS namespace and replication set up properly on them, and it has been working great with one exception. Since I only have two servers in this configuration, Server 2008 forces me to use a full mesh topography, and it seems that this is causing issues. I ideally want everyone to access data from the primary server first and only, and only have access to the secondary server when the primary is unavailable. I had initially set up the primary as the first target and the secondary as the last. However now, when I try to make any changes to the DFS namespaces, it gives me an error saying that access is denied. I cannot delete or edit any of the namespaces. All it allows me to do it create a replication group or delete a replication group. Also, all of the overriding referral ordering selections are gone, reset back to default, and I cannot change these settings either, as I get the access denied. I am on the primary server itself, logged in with the Administrator account.
This is becoming a large issue because my users are having their document changes either reverted or new documents deleted off of the namespace shares.