You have two graphical tools to use at this point, both
support most features. My preference is the DFS Management tool, which is
available after the Add/Remove programs step above. You will find this in
There are 3 terms/levels to take note of: Namespace, Folder
and Target Folder. These terminologies changed with R2, so do not get confused
with terms you used in the past.
Top Level - Namespace
A namespace is a container to hold the folder and
replication settings. The path to the namespace might be something like
\\Domain\Webfarm. You can have multiple namespaces per server.
Second Level - Folder
A folder is a virtual DFS folder that can have one or more
target folders. The name of the folder is what is used in the UNC path. For
example, \\Domain\Webfarm\Site1 is where Site1 is the Folder.
Third Level - Folder Target
A folder target is the real location of the content. This
path is masked though and not seen in the DFS UNC path.
You can have multiple target folders that point to different
physical locations. There are various options to determine which target folder
is used, but in our case we want to always point to a primary content server
and only fail over to the backup content server when the primary server is
Active Directory comes into play with domain-based
namespaces, but management is still done from DFS Management.