Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 400
  • Last Modified:

Can I use DFS and Disable strict name checking at same time

I am migrating from Server 2003R2 to Server 2012R2.  I have setup new DFS Namespace and replication and have successfully replicated necessary files from \\server2\... to \\dfsnamespace\...

All I have modified login script accordingly (yes will be moving to GPO redirects shortly)

My concern is that I have a few laptops out there not attached to the domain and are using UNC drive mappings, can I disable strict name checking on the new server and modify DNS to direct server2 to IP of server3 (DFSNamespace server), what effect will this have on DFS?

Just thinking outloud as I type here...I suppose I need to remove Server2 from the DFS replication before I make the DNS change.  But aside from that any one see any other issues here?

Thanks
0
BMarden
Asked:
BMarden
1 Solution
 
kevinhsiehCommented:
I have used a Windows Server that was a DFS namespace target, DFS replication target, and used an alias so that it would answer as another server. Should work fine.

You dfs namespace should be in the form of \\domainname\DFS\folder. That way you are completely independent of any server names going forward.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now