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By matt5968 ·
I thought a dfs root only pointed to locations of shares on different servers or worksatations and the root can be replicated. But this does not actually provide fault tolerence for the actual share does it? If the pc holding the needed share goes down it will be unavailable right.. please help clear this up.. basiclly Im asking if dfs makes the share fault tolerent..

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by timwalsh In reply to dfs fault tolerent

No, the share is not fault-tolerant. Dfs is not designed to be a fault-tolerent system. All Dfs does is allow you to create a single directroy treee that includes files shares from multiple servers.

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by banyanman In reply to dfs fault tolerent

In NT4 DFS roots do not have the capability of being fault tolerant. In Windows 2000 you have the option of creating a domain-based DFS. This option allows the DFS structure to be replicated with Active Directory. Instead of accessing the DFS root through \\server_name\dfs_root\dfs_path you would use \\domain_name\dfs_root\dfs_path. More information can be found by reading from MSDN here http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/netmgmt/netmgmt/dfs_info_2_str.asp. Just remove any spaces in the URL. Hope this helps....

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