DFS Root Backup

Posted on 2012-09-20
Last Modified: 2012-10-09
I want to migrate my DFS root from a Win2k3 server to Win2k8r2.

I have followed the follow to add the Win2k8 server to the DFS.

Can I just simply remove the DFS on the Win2K3 server?
Question by:maemckay
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    Accepted Solution

    Yes, if you have added the 2K8 as a new namespace server, you can then remove the previous one.
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    Expert Comment

    The DCs will have the reference.
    Yes. Make sure to add the dfs schema from win2k8r2 using adprep32 which should be on the media if not, you could download it.
    If the win2k8r2 is not a DCs, and if it will be where the share lives, what you would do is setup the domain based share to point to this server either as a link or as a target using dfs management on the win2k8r2.

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