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I have two Servers: DC1 & DC2.

They are both replicating their D Drives to each other so they have an exact replica of every folder.

My Question is:

I would like it to be setup that if one server went down, clients could still access shares.
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Your questions is answer here

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753479.aspx

"What new functionality is provided by DFS Replication?
DFS Replication in Windows Server 2008 includes the following changes.

Content Freshness
DFS Replication in Windows Server 2008 has a new feature called Content Freshness, which prevents a server that was offline for a long time from over-writing fresh data when it comes back online with stale (out-of-date) data
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Yes, client will have access to shares however client may be get some delay to get files.

Read this link this is already tested and working :

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/289831-windows-dfs-namespace-and-replication-disconnecting-1-server-lag
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This is also a good YouTube video explaining how to setup namespaces.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7cUSTyCcIY
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