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

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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?

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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.
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