I am working on migrating my current DFS server to a Windows server 2008 cluster, when I tried to configure the domain-based namespace I got the below message:
"A domain-based namespace cannot be created on a cluster"
It seems that we can only use stand-alone namespace on a windows cluster, but we really need to keep the old domain-based namespace, if not we will have to change a bunch of things.
Now we plan to install another member server to host the domain-based namespace, link folders to the clustered DFS server, but this will waste another server and lost the failover function on the member server.
I am wondering whether I could use the domain-based namespace in a cluster by changing something in windows registry, or I could have some other better plans to keep both the cluster and domain-based namespace work.
Otherwise, due to some network issues, I can't enable DFS replication in my production.