Configuring a DFS Namespace

The Distributed File System (DFS) is a set of services in Windows that enables you to create a structured replicated filestore on two or more servers within your organization. Microsoft first released DFS as an add-on to Windows NT 4.0. DFS has improved significantly since then.

In Windows Server 2019, DFS has two separate components. The first is DFS Namespace (DFSN). DFSN enables you to create a single contiguous namespace that refers to shares held on multiple servers. The second component, DFS Replication (DFSR), replicates data between DFS nodes in the DFS Namespace.

With DFS Namespaces, you can make use of shared folders stored on computers throughout the organization to create a single logically-structured namespace. ...

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