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What is the use of DFS (Distributed File System) in windows 2003 Server R2? How can configure it? Please give me some information or good links.

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MS uses it to replicate things but you can use it to replicate whatever you want.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727150.aspx
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/windows2003-distributed-file-system.html
I use it to replicate a folder full of things to several remote sites.
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Two main uses:

1) Create namespaces to consolidate file shares.

You can use a single file share like \\fileserver\share with several subfolders pointing to other file sources in several file servers. Users will see only a single entrypoint.

2) Replication.

You can replicate one or more folder structures to other servers and keep them in sync.
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DFS replicates copies of files on multiple servers and automatically directs/redirects users to the server from where the files can be accessed. If a server fails uses can access files on another server.
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DFS is used to replicate  data on the file servers So that if one server fails you still can access the files from the other server.
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