I hope someone can help me on this as its driving me MAD!
I have just started this new company, I didn't set this up and i'm a little confused with the set up as never used DFS before.
We have x3 DCs with DFS and DFS-r enabled.
DC2: work c:\DFSroots\Work
*note no shares folder present to E:\
DC3: work c:\DFSroots\Work
Our users desktops and my docs are mapped to
Users keep intermittently experience no access to their files.
What seems to be the issue is that in \\Office.mydomain.net\work there are no links to , musers , Software or wusers.
so they keep randomly disappearing for different users even though they have full access to all servers.
I can replicate this issue myself. Infact the folder links always seem to be missing for me no matter which server my machine is pointing to as the time....every now and again they will come back.
So if we go to \\dc1\work, \\dc2\work or \\dc3\work or if we replace the dc with the relevant ip, the files are present and the users have full access to these files and folders.
If we don't use the full FQDN, so \\Office\work the links are present and things work as they should and everything is accessible.
This only seems to be an issue over our VPN we have x2 and same issue for both....not sure if the delay is making a difference..
So the issue seems only to be with the full FQDN.
I've tested the replication and dns all seems to be working fine.
when I run a dcdiag /v I get loads of sharing violation errors.
The DFS Replication service has been repeatedly prevented from replicating a file due to consistent sharing violations encountered on the file. The
service failed to stage a file for replication due to a sharing violation.
Is there any easy way of managing folder permissions over 3 servers for 100 users profiles?
I can't go through all these errors
Not sure if this is a red herring?
Any help appreciated to point me in the right direction.