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Microsoft Application Virtualization Cookbook by James Preston

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Configuring a distributed filesystem

Microsoft App-V 5 packages can be stored on a Windows share or on a web server. Using a Distributed File System (DFS) namespace to host App-V packages allows you to scale out your infrastructure or move the packages between servers at a later date, if required, without the burden of updating the paths to the App-V database. Using Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R) allows you to host the packages (and keep those packages in sync) on multiple servers for redundancy.

In this recipe, we will create two DFS namespaces: FileStore for general purpose use and App-V for hosting the App-V packages.

Getting ready

This recipe assumes that you have provisioned and domain-joined two file servers with the names FS1 ...

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