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DFS Refereal

Posted on 2014-09-10
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Hi, im running 2 DFS namespace servers in the UK and 1 in the US.
i have 5 webservers which connect tio the DFS shares \\domain\dfsname

The issue i have is that at any time all 5 servers could be connected to either of the 2 UK DFS name servers causing file conflicts at the application layer.

For instance

Web1 connects to UKNS1
Web2 connects to UKNS2
Web3 connects to UKNS1
Web4 connects to UKNS2
Web5 connects to UKNS2

Whats more annoyaing is that each of the folders within the DFS namespace can have any of the name servers as active.

Is there a way to fix this to one of the Nameservers and if that server went off line it uses the other Name server?

You can see in my attached file that this is a folder within the namespace and it could be active on any 3 of the servers. i need to fic this to be on LDC15 only unledd LDC 15 has an issue.
dfs1.png
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Question by:synergytec
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by:Dan McFadden
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A few questions:

1. What OS is DFS running on?
2. Is "Windows Server 2008 mode" enabled?
3. What is the referrals "Ordering method" used for the Namespace?
4. Have you looked into using the "override referral ordering" options?

Dan
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by:synergytec
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Hi Dan,

OS IS windows 2008 R2
Yes the Domain is in Windows 2008 mode.
For the server LDC15 i have set this to be first amongst targets of equal cost.

Where do i find the override referal ordering options?

many Thanks
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Dan McFadden earned 500 total points
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DFS Manangement > Namespaces > YouNameSpace.  Right-click and select properties.  On the Referrals tab you will find "Ordering Method"
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