Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Adding an Additional Namespace Server to a Domain-Based Namespace

After a domain namespace has been successfully created, it is a best practice to add an additional server to host the namespace. To add an additional server to an existing domain-based namespace, perform the following steps:

1. Log on to the Windows Server 2008 R2 system with an account with local server administrator privileges. If a domain DFS namespace and root will be configured, ensure that the account has the necessary permissions to the DFS-Configuration container and child objects in Active Directory.

2. Pre-create and set NTFS permissions on the servers and shares that will host the DFS namespace root.

3. Click Start, click All Programs, click Administrative Tools, and select DFS Management.

4. Select the Namespaces node, and then double-click the Namespaces node to expose the existing namespaces.

5. If the desired namespace does not appear, in the Actions pane, click on the Add
Namespaces to Display link and follow the steps to search for and add an existing namespace to the console view.

6. Select the desired existing namespace, and in the Actions pane, click on the Add Namespace Server link.

7. Type in the name of the server, and click OK to continue.

8. If the share already exists, click OK on the pop-up window to use the existing share and existing share permissions. If the share does not exist, it will be created under c:\DFSRoots\ by default.

9. In the tasks pane, select the Namespace Servers tab to verify that the additional namespace server was successfully added. Also note that at the top of the pane, it shows that the namespace is a domain-based in Windows Server 2008 mode.

Source of Information : Sams - Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed (2010)

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