Windows DFS File Transfer Speeds
Posted on 2012-04-03
Running Windows Server 2008 R2:
We are looking to impliment DFS into our enviroment. After working with Microsoft for nearly a month, I finally got inital replication fixed and completed.
However, after doing some testing, I was not thrilled by the file transfer speeds.
I'm on the same LAN as our file server.
When I copied a 150MB file from the file server to my desktop, I saw speeds around 10MB per second
When I switched over to using the DFS share, I copied the same file to my desktop, but the speeds were now around 1MB per second.
Is this a limitation of DFS or do I perhaps have something still setup incorrectely that I failed to cover with Microsoft?