Types of File Servers and their configuration in ADAudit Plus

File Server Types Examples How to Configure in ADAudit Plus
Windows File Server
(2003 and 2008 Servers)

Standalone servers(SMB shares)
eg., \\<Server name>\<share>
Windows File Server
(Log in --> File Audit tab --> Windows File Server[top right corner])
Standalone Namespace DFS Shares/DFS-R Shares
eg., \\<Server name>\Namespace\share
1. To audit DFS root configure Namespace servers/To audit DFS shares configure target servers
2. Configure both or all Target Servers for DFS-R shares
3. Configure all cluster nodes for failover
Domain based namespace
(2003 and 2008 mode)
DFS Shares/DFS-R Shares
eg., \\<Domain Name>\Namespace\share
1. To audit DFS root configure Namespace servers/To audit DFS shares configure target servers
2. Configure both or all Target Servers for DFS-R shares
Windows Fail over Cluster
(Server 2008 mode)
SMB Shares eg., \\<CluserCapName>\share Windows Fail over Cluster
(Log in --> File Audit tab --> Windows Fail over Cluster [top right corner])
Standalone namespace DFS Shares/DFS-R Shares
eg., \\<ClusterCapName>\<NameSpace>\<Shares>
1. To audit DFS root configure ClusterCap/To audit DFS Shares configure TargetClusterCap(s).
2. Configure both or all TargetClusterCap(s) for DFS-R Share(s).
Windows Server Cluster
(Server 2003 mode)
SMB Shares eg., \\<Node Name>\share or \\clusterNetworkName\share Windows File Server
(Log in --> File Audit tab --> Windows File Server[top right corner])
Standalone Namespace 1. To audit DFS root configure NameSpace Server/To audit DFS Shares configure TargetServer(s).
2. Configure both or all TargetServer(s)  for DFS-R Share(s).
3. Event log replication exists on cluster nodes.

4. There is no scope for clustered share, ie., using cluster node name user can access both normal SMB share and cluster share.   
5. Need to configure all cluster Nodes for failover.

NetApp Filer Configuration
EMC Server Configuration

Note : Shares might reside on SAN storage connected through Windows iCSCI initiator.

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