DFS namespace in Active directory, sharing same namespace

Hello all,

I am not sure if things are working as expected, or I am having a problem.  (Everything is Windows 2012R2)

I have two AD domain controllers that are working fine.  I have to File servers that have DFS installed.

When I browse to \\domain, I see NETLOGON and SYSVOL.  In order to get to my DFS namespace, I must \\domain\namespace.  I can not simply see that "namespace" when I am at \\domain.

I WANT to be able to look at \\domain, and see the shares"

NELOGON
SYSVOL
NAMESPACE

I had originally thought that DFS would populate this into the AD namespace.

I know that I can install DFS on my AD servers and it will populate that namespace, but it seems that isn't recommended in everything that I have read.  Besides....maybe it is suppose to be there already and isn't.  Everything I am reading says it should have been there.
thafemannAsked:
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Brad GrouxSenior Manager (Wintel Engineering)Commented:
For the namespace to be populated while browsing the domain you must have all of your domain controllers for that domain added to the NameSpace.
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thafemannAuthor Commented:
In other words......I have to install DFS on my domain controllers and make them Namespace Servers?
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thafemannAuthor Commented:
DUH!!!!  I just figured it out.....I think DFS is already installed on Windows 2012r2.  All I had to do was add the server into the Namespace Servers
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Brad GrouxSenior Manager (Wintel Engineering)Commented:
Yup =D
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