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Purpose of Windows DFS

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I would like to know the purpose of using DFS in windows. Seeing that even when having DFS, Administrator will still have to map drives(through scripts) to users when they log on. So I do not see the difference between implementing DFS and just configure Logon scripts through GPO to map drives for end users.

Any clarification will be very much appreciated.

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Easiest example: admin sets up DFS to consist of share A,B,C of server 1 and shares D,E,F, of server 2. Users map that DFS namespace and see all shares A-F below drive X. Neat.
Now if the share names change, the IPs of the servers change or new share/servers get added, all the admin needs to do is modify the DFS namespace - the users won't have to do a thing.
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you mean in traditional way, each Share needs a separate drive map and in DFS you can have one drive map with all Shares in it ?
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Yes. Also, DFS can be used for automatic redundancy.
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Thank you
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