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Calling all DFS Experts - DFS + RDS server

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Good day,

I have got a client that has got 3 server in the Cloud, a DC, A RDS server and a APP server, all running Windows Server 2008 R2. We want to install a DFS server in the office to clear up some bandwidth, some users will use their local desktop as well as the RDS server, we want to use folder redirection and create Home directories on the local DFS machine and then replicate it up to the DC in the cloud, the users will then be able to log on and see their Documents, Favorites and Desktop on the local computer as well as the RDS server. Will this be possible or will the it clash as they will be logging on with the same username and password onto their local desktop and RDS server?

Your thoughts will be appreciated on this.
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Normally RDS profiles are configured in Terminal server user profile settings in user properties in AD to differentiate local and terminal profiles.
Do you have DC in office ?
In order to use DFS replicated profile folder, you need to configure cloud ADC as replication partner of DFS and need to create AD site for cloud DC as DFS is AD site aware application.
You need to use \\domain.com\user\homefolder or \\domain.com\user\desktop as a path to store home folders and redirected contents.
Then probably when user logon locally in his office, DFS will automatically redirect user to local DFS server and when user logon to RDS server, probably DFS will redirect him to cloud DC for profile and home folders.
You need to test this scenario first in test lab for possible profile conflict \ errors
Hope this helps
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