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DFS-R Share on WAN

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We have a customer with five locations. We are developing a plan to implement a Point to point WAN connecting all locations to HQ  (Hub and Spoke).

We currently have a single Windows  2008 r2 Standard  Server at HQ  (DNS ,DHCP, FS, AD)
We are implementing a 2008 R2 Standard Exchange 2010 server at the same location. (HQ)

Five locations are getting new 2008 R2 Standard servers (AD,DNS,FS, DHCP) and will be joined to the domain and syncronised with HQ.

The Domain will be raised to a 2008 Function level.
My question is to do with DFS-R.

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If HQ is running  2008 R2 Standard, Should I create the DFS Namespace there and add FIVE
Shares to sync with Servers A,B,C, and D ?

Each location is to have its own share to sync back to HQ.

Q2:  Does  2008 R2 Standard support multiple DFS shares to multiple servers, or is there a requierment to deploy 2008 R2  Enterprise ??


I Hope this PDF helps
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Casey Herman earned 1500 total points
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I am currently running 4 dfs servers on 2k8 r2.  So I am not sure on the limitation.

My method...

get all the servers up and running in house. Create dfs namespace and ie..

domain\public\share.  Then when you set up the replication partners you can create the shares and the physical folders all at the same time.  Set them all up the same and then when you are finished you can edit the topology / bandwidth for replication.

This is the 30000 foot view there are a lot of steps.  I always try to do the initial replication in house if possible if you have a lot of data.  You can tell the spoke servers not to replicate between each other and guarantee that the hub servers are the ones doing the replication between each other.

So spoke can replicate to hub and vice versa but spoke cannot replicate to spoke.

Casey
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by:atredo
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Casey, Are you running 2008 R2 Enterprise or Standard servers?
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