Windows 2012 DFS – Folders

By | March 20, 2017

This is part two of my DFS setup blog for Windows 2012.  In this post we will cover folder creation and advanced folders.

Create a Folder

  1. Highlight your namespace and select new folder
  2. I am creating a folder for Shared data

    Add the path to the folder target – in my case its \\DFS-1\Shares

Creating an Advanced Folder Structure

  1. We are going to create a new namespace called UserData$
    Adding the $ to the end will make the namespace hidden
  2. Under User data we are going to add our departmental shares. In my case IT and Little People
    Marketing is stored in our previous location \\DFS-1\data
    Engineering is stored in \\DFS-1\data

This will complete of series on DFS Namespace.  The next DFS blog will be about DFS replication.

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