DFS-R name spaces for replication of Profiles

We recently opened a office in a remote location from our corporate office. We have users from the corporate office who travel to that location infrequently. I've implemented profile limited to 1gb and redirected and removed folders from syncing to the profile server. how ever log on times are atrociously slow. One user took 3 hours to log on the first time.

From what I was reading people are using DFS-R to replicate and name spaces with sites to make log on faster. Now I tested this with a small DFS-R share and my profile. My log on time was 3 minutes, compared to 1 hour with out it. My profile was 158MB but I also see people complaining about DFS-R Not replicating correctly or corrupting profiles. What other options are there? Generally no one at the other sites should ever be logging into 2 computers at the same time.
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Crossroads305Author Commented:
Hi Brain, I read that earlier. I'm just being told that not having sites replicating profiles isn't an option, neither are having local profiles, they want the same desktops wherever they log in. So if DFS-R isn't recommended what ways are people doing this? I started researching this option because people stated they were working with it.

Now I have a vast majority of folders already set through GPO not to sync back up. I was thinking of having DFS-R on a folder and a DFS name space to share it out but if files don't sync properly and causes corruption and errors I don't believe it is a good fit.

I was thinking of having a nightly scheduled task to copy the profiles from one server to the other using robocopy and share that directory out. while pointing all computers in one location to one server and another location to another using GPO via Computer>Administrative>System/User profiles::Users logging onto this computer should use this roaming profile path policy on that site

While in theory that should work for the time being I would rather a more permanent method which allows for more growth and scalability.
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