We will discuss here about how to install and configure a complete DFS architecture. I will stay simple, as I will only use two DFS servers.
The goal here is to provide High Availability for the Network Shares.
Indeed, in case that one of the two servers should fail the second would take over seamlessly.
We need to install DFS roles on both server, we could do it with Graphical User Interface way or via PowerShell.
PS C:\Users\administrator.STD> Install-WindowsFeature "FS-DFS-Namespace","FS-DFS-Replication" -IncludeManagementTools
We now need to add our SRV02 as namespace server.
That's because by default we only have read access. Let's see how to change this.
Do the same for the SRV02 entrie.
That's perfectly normal, because now we have to set the DFS replication in order to have same files on our both servers. That what we will see in the next chapter.
As we can see on this schema, DFS Replication will allow to synchronize our two Common folders which are localy present on our servers.