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DFS- C:\DFSRoots or Network Share ?

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We are planning to migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 file services setup from domain controller to seperate domain based file member servers. The question is:

When you add a new Namespace Server, you need to specify the location for the DFS root namespace.
By default DFS points to C:/DFSRoots.

Is this recommended or shall we use a pre-created Windows Share?

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ml-user
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The DFS wizard is just going to create that new shared folder for you, which is fine. I personally stick with it (the default)  because I find it easier to manage when my DFS shared folder(s) are in the default location (as opposed to being scattered on one of my drives in another folder or subfolder).

You can find a lot on DFS configuration on the internet if you google and even a similar discussion in Experts-Ex:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Active_Directory/Q_28358663.html
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