Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

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

Posted on 2015-01-25
1
Medium Priority
?
379 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-27
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
Comment
Question by:BMarden
1 Comment
 
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

by:
kevinhsieh earned 1500 total points
ID: 40570002
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

Featured Post

Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

What to do when Windows Update is not working correctly? What tools can I use to detect the cause of the malfunction problem? What does this numeric error code mean? These and other questions that you have been asking in the past are answered here (…
Measuring Server's processing rate with a simple powershell command. The differences in processing rate also was recorded in different use-cases, when a server in free and busy states.
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how they can get their files copied out from their unbootable system without need to use recovery services. As an example non-bootable Windows 2012R2 installation is used which has boot problems.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…

571 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question