Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

windows 2003 dfs r2 - compatability & file server query

Posted on 2013-01-19
5
Medium Priority
?
210 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-25
hi i have a windows 2003 domain and have in the passed setup dfs that was part of the os.

what i wanted to know is that after whatching some video, it stated that the windows 2003 r2 dfs has far more features than the old version of windows 2003.

qns1.  is it compatable with windows 2003 standard & where can i download it ?

qns2. if i have a files server running on a separate machine to my master dc, but then decide i want to run a 'dfs version', would i need to first remove the file server or what exactly ?
0
Comment
Question by:mikey250
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 96

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
ID: 38797091
DRS-R is available in R2 (it's what's used in R2, if I remember correctly.  If you don't have R2, you cannot use it.  You cannot download it - it's part of R2.  If you want it now and don't have R2, then you need to buy Server 2012 Standard and use downgrade rights.  Even then, you may have difficulty obtaining media.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mikey250
ID: 38800659
hi leew, so i gather i cannot now get an eval copy at least of windows 2003 r2 then.. ?
0
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 38802281
Don't know where you would.  I can't recall the last time I installed 2003... Though it should be available on Technet for Eval/testing purposes.  (I think, I haven't looked).
0
 

Author Comment

by:mikey250
ID: 38803466
ive been looking but can only see windows 2008.  ok thanks!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:mikey250
ID: 38819023
thanks for the advice!!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

So you have two Windows Servers and you have a directory/folder/files on one that you'd like to mirror to the other?  You don't really want to deal with DFS or a 3rd party solution like Doubletake. You can use Robocopy from the Windows Server 200…
I guess it is not common knowledge to most Wintel engineers/administrators: If you have an SNMP-based monitoring system in your environment (and it's common to have SNMP or Syslog) it's reasonably easy to enable monitoring of the Windows Event logs,…
Is your data getting by on basic protection measures? In today’s climate of debilitating malware and ransomware—like WannaCry—that may not be enough. You need to establish more than basics, like a recovery plan that protects both data and endpoints.…
Loops Section Overview

783 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question