DFS - server 2012. I set up 3 new servers and added them into dfs. Everything was fine for a few days until the servers got rebooted. (I assume it was the servers rebooting that did this)
our main dfs folder E:\Shares\DFS\Source
got renamed to this E:\Shares\DFS\DFS.6f991b56-b1e6-4ace-9a5d-b09fb3c82417Source
so the dfs path everyone is using is broken.
and also now in E:\Shares\DFS\ there's a shortcut it looks like, called source. and when I try to open it, it says inaccessible.
I'm not finding anything in the eventlogs other than dfs complaining that the path is no good now.
So what did windows do. Did it say, I want to put a source shortcut there, but there's already a folder there named source, so lets rename the folder, and put a source shortcut there?
Is that source shortcut susposed to even exist if the actual folder is already at that location? I notice our older dfs servers have a C:\DFSRoots folder that contains that shortcut looking icon. Not on the new servers though, as I directed them to use the location of the main folder. Could anyone provide some insight? thanks