How to setup Windows DFS Share in your environment?


This document will walk you through the steps required to install Distributed File System in your environment.

What is DFS Share?

Distributed File System (DFS) is a file share replicated across multiple servers and locations to increase up-time and reduce access issues related to geography (latency and bandwidth).

Microsoft's Distributed File System is a role you can install on Windows Server to automatically synchronize files between servers. It gives you a unified namespace so you can always access files from the closest server. You can set it up for high availability of important files or efficient distribution of files, such as at branch offices.

Steps to setup DFS Share in the network are given below:

  • Enabling Server

  • Configuring DFS Namespaces

  • Configuring DFS Replication Group

  • Configuring Software Repository