Weird DFS behavior...
Posted on 2016-09-21
We have a domain DFS namespace: \\company.local\companyshares
We have several folders published. With targets on two servers server1 and server2.
If a user creates a shortcut to a folder hosted inside a folder on dfs it intermittently changes the shortcut to point to the folder target instead of the dfs folder.
For instance, a user may create a shortcut on their desktop that points to the folder called subfolder that resides inside \\company.local\companyshares\userfolders (\\company.local\companyshares\userfolders has two targets: \\server1\userfolders and \\server2\userfolders). Initially the shortcut correctly points to \\company.local\companyshares\userfolders\subfolder. However, the next day the shortcut target will somehow change to \\server1\userfolders\subfolder.
I'm seeing this intermittently with multiple shortcuts created by multiple users.
Has anyone seen anything like this before? I'm stumped.