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Windows Vista Client and DFS Junctions

I was reading the feature sets of what will be made available on the Novell Client later this year and I noticed that DFS Junctions (volume level) was not going to be a feature on Windows Vista's client. I would just like to know if this means the management of the DFS junction, or that the workstations will not be able to follow the DFS junction.

We are planning on breaking up our volumes and using DFS so that our users don't know this is happening, but if their workstations will not be able to find its way to the new volume, this will be a problem.
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Re: Windows Vista Client and DFS Junctions

Hi,

I think the reason is that DFS is to be replaced in OES 2, with what's
called 'Shadow volumes'. As I can see this tech goes much futher and
is much more flexible then DFS since it does not need a client be be
aware of junctions. (Shadow) volume handles it themselves. Even backup
software will not be aware that the files are on anotehr volume.
See fe: http://www.novell.com/coolblogs/?p=384

Anyway, when the Tech Preview for the Vista client is available you
can test it and do feedback on it's fuctions. If needed do a enh.
request for the DFS support.
Vista client: http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=yIEJzwGwlu0~

Regards,

Sebastiaan Veld



On Tue, 30 Jan 2007 16:12:35 GMT, "Heath Butler" <HBUTLER2@kumc.edu>
wrote:

>I was reading the feature sets of what will be made available on the Novell Client later this year and I noticed that DFS Junctions (volume level) was not going to be a feature on Windows Vista's client. I would just like to know if this means the management of the DFS junction, or that the workstations will not be able to follow the DFS junction.
>
>We are planning on breaking up our volumes and using DFS so that our users don't know this is happening, but if their workstations will not be able to find its way to the new volume, this will be a problem.


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