DFS 2008 mode
Posted on 2013-05-14
I have a question about dfs 2008 mode.
I have a large network and we are moving shared folder off of 2003 server to 2008 server. my domain controller are server 2008 and the doamin is still in 2003 domain level and forest level. shared folder on 2008 by default uses access based enumeration. I have set up folders on 2008 and created a dfs name space. My understanding is tha I only have the option to enable dfs 2008 mode if the domain is at a 2008 level, but in my testing when I connect to shared folder using the dfs name space access based enumeration is woring. I did not have the option to select 2008 mode when I created the dfs name space.
so my question is, when creating a dfs domain name space do I only need to select 2008 mode if the name space will have targets that are on 2003 servers. all my testing has been with 2008 server I have 5 2003 server with shared folders but I am moving theses hared folder to 2008 server and at this time will not be changing the domaon function level to 2008.
so once again the question is, do you only need the dfs 2008 mode if you will still have target that are on 2003 servers .
my dfs is on 2008 and all shared folder are moving over to 2008 servers