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DFS Namespace server Failover

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Hi all,

We are looking do create a Failover for our DFS Namespace server. Is there a way to have DFS replicate the namespaces over to the second server so that if it turn off the primary it will fail over to the secondary and people will continue to access the shares.

Our current DFS Namespace server is Windows 2003 R2 64bit and the backup will have same OS. Meanwhile the 3 file servers are 2x Windows Server 2003 and 1 Windows 2008.

Any ideas?

Regards,
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The name space is stored in the AD and is shared/served by the DC's in the environment.
The targets have to be 2k3 r2 and newer for dfs-r functionality for replication.
The on figuration of the DFS share access distribution round robin, failover, etc is part of e configuration as well as whether thre are branches such that each would first a local resource prior to attempting access to a remote one.
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Thanks for the reply
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