win 2003 - file server & dfs - differences
Posted on 2012-04-06
hi i have configured the following in the passed:
- win 2003 file server (member server)
- lately ive configured a windows 2003/dfs - which i understand after some reading that no matter how many multiple pc's/server may have data that they wish to share with other personnel. then dfs can put all these multiple folders into (one place) rather than multiple mapped drives for eg and with win 2003 r2 it has the 'replication' feature and to ensure if data on one server is (down) then the data can still be accessed from another server, providing obviously it was configured this way.
question 1. what i am trying to understand is what the differences are between the both above, because from my understanding if a network is created with all shares located in one place then why use 'dfs' and just use the 'file server' ?