We currently have a Windows 2003 active/passive file cluster and looking to update this to hopfully to a Windows 2012 active/passive cluster sometime this year. My manager has asked me to research DFS to see if it could do the following... Since I have never setup DFS only read about it I wanted to touch base with the E.E experts on this one.
Here is what my manager requires of the solution
1) User will access all files shares regardless of physical site location using the same naming convention: For example: \\companyname\sharename. No more site specific file server names
2) The ability to stop access to a share without changeing it's share name and have user automatically directory to another instance of the share at another site. This is more of D/R purpose is one of our sites go down.
This is all I have for now..
I look forward to reading everyone comments