Discussion:
DFS replication
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Jon Rowlan
2006-12-29 09:36:40 UTC
Permalink
Hi all,

I have a master domain and I want to install a child domain into a branch
office.

I want to be able to replicate data between the sites as a backup.

I have read the FAQ's on the DFS site regarding setting this scenario up but
they are a little confusing.

One Faq "Can I host a domain-based DFS namespace in multiple domains?" says
flatly "no"

Another "How does DFS work across domains and forests?" talks about DFS
traversing domains and Forest????

Can someone please confirm ...

Can I replicate data from my parent to child domain by adding a root node
for "branch.parent.com" and "parent.com" or must I have my branch domain
controller as a member of the parent domain rather than the branch. I must
have replication and I would prefer its automatic unless I can script it
fairly easily and reliably.

I would love to have a child domain as it makes more logical sense and
allows me the facility to keep branch secure from head office and vice versa
but the FAQ's seem to suggest that this is not possible.

many thanks all,

jON
Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]
2006-12-29 10:51:46 UTC
Permalink
The DFS Namespace consists of two parts...

One being the DFS roots (the actual namespace) hosted by the DFS root
servers/targets. --> Those must be in the same domain

The other being the DFS links pointing to the servers hosting the actual
data. Yes, it is possible to replicate data between the servers even if they
are in different domains within the forest..

I suggest you use DFS Namespaces and DFS replication within W2K3 R2 which is
much better...
--
Cheers,
(HOPEFULLY THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!)

# Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services

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Post by Jon Rowlan
Hi all,
I have a master domain and I want to install a child domain into a branch
office.
I want to be able to replicate data between the sites as a backup.
I have read the FAQ's on the DFS site regarding setting this scenario up
but they are a little confusing.
One Faq "Can I host a domain-based DFS namespace in multiple domains?"
says flatly "no"
Another "How does DFS work across domains and forests?" talks about DFS
traversing domains and Forest????
Can someone please confirm ...
Can I replicate data from my parent to child domain by adding a root node
for "branch.parent.com" and "parent.com" or must I have my branch domain
controller as a member of the parent domain rather than the branch. I must
have replication and I would prefer its automatic unless I can script it
fairly easily and reliably.
I would love to have a child domain as it makes more logical sense and
allows me the facility to keep branch secure from head office and vice
versa but the FAQ's seem to suggest that this is not possible.
many thanks all,
jON
Jon Rowlan
2006-12-29 11:40:41 UTC
Permalink
OK Jorge, that sounds promising.

But both domains must be in the same forest I presume and built as such.
Currently I have an inferred parent child domain that is quite simply

parent = sads.com
child = cottage.sads.com

but they were not installed into the same forest so my first task is to
rebuild cottage.sads.com as a true Forest child domain - yes?

And would replication be automatic between these two if they were coexisting
in the same forest properly or would I have to trigger manual replication?

jON



"Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]"
Post by Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]
The DFS Namespace consists of two parts...
One being the DFS roots (the actual namespace) hosted by the DFS root
servers/targets. --> Those must be in the same domain
The other being the DFS links pointing to the servers hosting the actual
data. Yes, it is possible to replicate data between the servers even if
they are in different domains within the forest..
I suggest you use DFS Namespaces and DFS replication within W2K3 R2 which
is much better...
--
Cheers,
(HOPEFULLY THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!)
# Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services
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Post by Jon Rowlan
Hi all,
I have a master domain and I want to install a child domain into a branch
office.
I want to be able to replicate data between the sites as a backup.
I have read the FAQ's on the DFS site regarding setting this scenario up
but they are a little confusing.
One Faq "Can I host a domain-based DFS namespace in multiple domains?"
says flatly "no"
Another "How does DFS work across domains and forests?" talks about DFS
traversing domains and Forest????
Can someone please confirm ...
Can I replicate data from my parent to child domain by adding a root node
for "branch.parent.com" and "parent.com" or must I have my branch domain
controller as a member of the parent domain rather than the branch. I
must have replication and I would prefer its automatic unless I can
script it fairly easily and reliably.
I would love to have a child domain as it makes more logical sense and
allows me the facility to keep branch secure from head office and vice
versa but the FAQ's seem to suggest that this is not possible.
many thanks all,
jON
Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]
2006-12-29 11:48:50 UTC
Permalink
auto....

another Q... why created child domain?

why not just migrate the existing domain into the other?

why do you need a child domain (or a separate domain, because it was first
in its own forest)? explain that first
--
Cheers,
(HOPEFULLY THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!)

# Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services

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Post by Jon Rowlan
OK Jorge, that sounds promising.
But both domains must be in the same forest I presume and built as such.
Currently I have an inferred parent child domain that is quite simply
parent = sads.com
child = cottage.sads.com
but they were not installed into the same forest so my first task is to
rebuild cottage.sads.com as a true Forest child domain - yes?
And would replication be automatic between these two if they were
coexisting in the same forest properly or would I have to trigger manual
replication?
jON
"Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]"
Post by Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]
The DFS Namespace consists of two parts...
One being the DFS roots (the actual namespace) hosted by the DFS root
servers/targets. --> Those must be in the same domain
The other being the DFS links pointing to the servers hosting the actual
data. Yes, it is possible to replicate data between the servers even if
they are in different domains within the forest..
I suggest you use DFS Namespaces and DFS replication within W2K3 R2 which
is much better...
--
Cheers,
(HOPEFULLY THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!)
# Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services
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Post by Jon Rowlan
Hi all,
I have a master domain and I want to install a child domain into a
branch office.
I want to be able to replicate data between the sites as a backup.
I have read the FAQ's on the DFS site regarding setting this scenario up
but they are a little confusing.
One Faq "Can I host a domain-based DFS namespace in multiple domains?"
says flatly "no"
Another "How does DFS work across domains and forests?" talks about DFS
traversing domains and Forest????
Can someone please confirm ...
Can I replicate data from my parent to child domain by adding a root
node for "branch.parent.com" and "parent.com" or must I have my branch
domain controller as a member of the parent domain rather than the
branch. I must have replication and I would prefer its automatic unless
I can script it fairly easily and reliably.
I would love to have a child domain as it makes more logical sense and
allows me the facility to keep branch secure from head office and vice
versa but the FAQ's seem to suggest that this is not possible.
many thanks all,
jON
Jon Rowlan
2006-12-29 12:12:44 UTC
Permalink
Why a child domain ... seems to make logical sense to have a child domain
for branch office. Also I want to be able to independantly manage the branch
domain but restrict access from the parent.

For years I have had my own set of username/passwords at the branch address
and everything at the branch depends on these credentials. Also, its handy
that the head office can't just browse to the branch office - they have
access to admin passwords etc at head office but the payroll etc is at the
branch. The branch is a seperate autonomous unit. Its not so much an
enforced seperation because I trust the guys at HO but more a "out of sight
out of mind" type thing.

I want to backup critical data from the main office to the branch as a
backup, replicated constantly so that its always up to date.

How do I migrate my branch ... do I remove and reinstall AD on my branch
server? This will lose all my existing credentials which I was rather hoping
to avoid

jON


"Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]"
Post by Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]
auto....
another Q... why created child domain?
why not just migrate the existing domain into the other?
why do you need a child domain (or a separate domain, because it was first
in its own forest)? explain that first
--
Cheers,
(HOPEFULLY THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!)
# Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services
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Post by Jon Rowlan
OK Jorge, that sounds promising.
But both domains must be in the same forest I presume and built as such.
Currently I have an inferred parent child domain that is quite simply
parent = sads.com
child = cottage.sads.com
but they were not installed into the same forest so my first task is to
rebuild cottage.sads.com as a true Forest child domain - yes?
And would replication be automatic between these two if they were
coexisting in the same forest properly or would I have to trigger manual
replication?
jON
"Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]"
Post by Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]
The DFS Namespace consists of two parts...
One being the DFS roots (the actual namespace) hosted by the DFS root
servers/targets. --> Those must be in the same domain
The other being the DFS links pointing to the servers hosting the actual
data. Yes, it is possible to replicate data between the servers even if
they are in different domains within the forest..
I suggest you use DFS Namespaces and DFS replication within W2K3 R2
which is much better...
--
Cheers,
(HOPEFULLY THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!)
# Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services
BLOG (WEB-BASED)--> http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/default.aspx
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Post by Jon Rowlan
Hi all,
I have a master domain and I want to install a child domain into a
branch office.
I want to be able to replicate data between the sites as a backup.
I have read the FAQ's on the DFS site regarding setting this scenario
up but they are a little confusing.
One Faq "Can I host a domain-based DFS namespace in multiple domains?"
says flatly "no"
Another "How does DFS work across domains and forests?" talks about DFS
traversing domains and Forest????
Can someone please confirm ...
Can I replicate data from my parent to child domain by adding a root
node for "branch.parent.com" and "parent.com" or must I have my branch
domain controller as a member of the parent domain rather than the
branch. I must have replication and I would prefer its automatic unless
I can script it fairly easily and reliably.
I would love to have a child domain as it makes more logical sense and
allows me the facility to keep branch secure from head office and vice
versa but the FAQ's seem to suggest that this is not possible.
many thanks all,
jON
Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]
2006-12-29 13:51:43 UTC
Permalink
domains in the SAME forest DO NOT have complete isolation... only in
separate forests.... you might as well migrate to the existing domain and
put the current child domain in an OU and delegate everything needed to the
admins in the child domain (inventory what they need)

to migrate
http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/archive/2006/12/27/Migrating-stuff-with-ADMTv3.aspx
--
Cheers,
(HOPEFULLY THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!)

# Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services

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Post by Jon Rowlan
Why a child domain ... seems to make logical sense to have a child domain
for branch office. Also I want to be able to independantly manage the
branch domain but restrict access from the parent.
For years I have had my own set of username/passwords at the branch
address and everything at the branch depends on these credentials. Also,
its handy that the head office can't just browse to the branch office -
they have access to admin passwords etc at head office but the payroll etc
is at the branch. The branch is a seperate autonomous unit. Its not so
much an enforced seperation because I trust the guys at HO but more a "out
of sight out of mind" type thing.
I want to backup critical data from the main office to the branch as a
backup, replicated constantly so that its always up to date.
How do I migrate my branch ... do I remove and reinstall AD on my branch
server? This will lose all my existing credentials which I was rather
hoping to avoid
jON
"Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]"
Post by Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]
auto....
another Q... why created child domain?
why not just migrate the existing domain into the other?
why do you need a child domain (or a separate domain, because it was
first in its own forest)? explain that first
--
Cheers,
(HOPEFULLY THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!)
# Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services
BLOG (WEB-BASED)--> http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/default.aspx
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Post by Jon Rowlan
OK Jorge, that sounds promising.
But both domains must be in the same forest I presume and built as such.
Currently I have an inferred parent child domain that is quite simply
parent = sads.com
child = cottage.sads.com
but they were not installed into the same forest so my first task is to
rebuild cottage.sads.com as a true Forest child domain - yes?
And would replication be automatic between these two if they were
coexisting in the same forest properly or would I have to trigger manual
replication?
jON
"Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]"
Post by Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]
The DFS Namespace consists of two parts...
One being the DFS roots (the actual namespace) hosted by the DFS root
servers/targets. --> Those must be in the same domain
The other being the DFS links pointing to the servers hosting the
actual data. Yes, it is possible to replicate data between the servers
even if they are in different domains within the forest..
I suggest you use DFS Namespaces and DFS replication within W2K3 R2
which is much better...
--
Cheers,
(HOPEFULLY THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!)
# Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services
BLOG (WEB-BASED)--> http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/default.aspx
BLOG (RSS-FEEDS)--> http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/rss.aspx
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Post by Jon Rowlan
Hi all,
I have a master domain and I want to install a child domain into a
branch office.
I want to be able to replicate data between the sites as a backup.
I have read the FAQ's on the DFS site regarding setting this scenario
up but they are a little confusing.
One Faq "Can I host a domain-based DFS namespace in multiple
domains?" says flatly "no"
Another "How does DFS work across domains and forests?" talks about
DFS traversing domains and Forest????
Can someone please confirm ...
Can I replicate data from my parent to child domain by adding a root
node for "branch.parent.com" and "parent.com" or must I have my branch
domain controller as a member of the parent domain rather than the
branch. I must have replication and I would prefer its automatic
unless I can script it fairly easily and reliably.
I would love to have a child domain as it makes more logical sense and
allows me the facility to keep branch secure from head office and vice
versa but the FAQ's seem to suggest that this is not possible.
many thanks all,
jON
Jon Rowlan
2006-12-29 14:41:04 UTC
Permalink
So I get to keep cottage.sads.com and migrate it into the Forest .... yes?

So I still end up with

sads.com

and

cottage.sads.com

??

jON


"Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]"
Post by Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]
domains in the SAME forest DO NOT have complete isolation... only in
separate forests.... you might as well migrate to the existing domain and
put the current child domain in an OU and delegate everything needed to
the admins in the child domain (inventory what they need)
to migrate
http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/archive/2006/12/27/Migrating-stuff-with-ADMTv3.aspx
--
Cheers,
(HOPEFULLY THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!)
# Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services
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Post by Jon Rowlan
Why a child domain ... seems to make logical sense to have a child domain
for branch office. Also I want to be able to independantly manage the
branch domain but restrict access from the parent.
For years I have had my own set of username/passwords at the branch
address and everything at the branch depends on these credentials. Also,
its handy that the head office can't just browse to the branch office -
they have access to admin passwords etc at head office but the payroll
etc is at the branch. The branch is a seperate autonomous unit. Its not
so much an enforced seperation because I trust the guys at HO but more a
"out of sight out of mind" type thing.
I want to backup critical data from the main office to the branch as a
backup, replicated constantly so that its always up to date.
How do I migrate my branch ... do I remove and reinstall AD on my branch
server? This will lose all my existing credentials which I was rather
hoping to avoid
jON
"Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]"
Post by Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]
auto....
another Q... why created child domain?
why not just migrate the existing domain into the other?
why do you need a child domain (or a separate domain, because it was
first in its own forest)? explain that first
--
Cheers,
(HOPEFULLY THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!)
# Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services
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Post by Jon Rowlan
OK Jorge, that sounds promising.
But both domains must be in the same forest I presume and built as
such. Currently I have an inferred parent child domain that is quite
simply
parent = sads.com
child = cottage.sads.com
but they were not installed into the same forest so my first task is to
rebuild cottage.sads.com as a true Forest child domain - yes?
And would replication be automatic between these two if they were
coexisting in the same forest properly or would I have to trigger
manual replication?
jON
"Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]"
Post by Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]
The DFS Namespace consists of two parts...
One being the DFS roots (the actual namespace) hosted by the DFS root
servers/targets. --> Those must be in the same domain
The other being the DFS links pointing to the servers hosting the
actual data. Yes, it is possible to replicate data between the servers
even if they are in different domains within the forest..
I suggest you use DFS Namespaces and DFS replication within W2K3 R2
which is much better...
--
Cheers,
(HOPEFULLY THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!)
# Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services
BLOG (WEB-BASED)--> http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/default.aspx
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Post by Jon Rowlan
Hi all,
I have a master domain and I want to install a child domain into a
branch office.
I want to be able to replicate data between the sites as a backup.
I have read the FAQ's on the DFS site regarding setting this scenario
up but they are a little confusing.
One Faq "Can I host a domain-based DFS namespace in multiple
domains?" says flatly "no"
Another "How does DFS work across domains and forests?" talks about
DFS traversing domains and Forest????
Can someone please confirm ...
Can I replicate data from my parent to child domain by adding a root
node for "branch.parent.com" and "parent.com" or must I have my
branch domain controller as a member of the parent domain rather than
the branch. I must have replication and I would prefer its automatic
unless I can script it fairly easily and reliably.
I would love to have a child domain as it makes more logical sense
and allows me the facility to keep branch secure from head office and
vice versa but the FAQ's seem to suggest that this is not possible.
many thanks all,
jON
Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]
2006-12-29 22:15:14 UTC
Permalink
no... you cannot cut and paste a domain from one forest into another
forest.... migration is the key here

see:
http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/archive/2006/12/27/Migrating-stuff-with-ADMTv3.aspx
--
Cheers,
(HOPEFULLY THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!)

# Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services

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Post by Jon Rowlan
So I get to keep cottage.sads.com and migrate it into the Forest .... yes?
So I still end up with
sads.com
and
cottage.sads.com
??
jON
"Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]"
Post by Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]
domains in the SAME forest DO NOT have complete isolation... only in
separate forests.... you might as well migrate to the existing domain and
put the current child domain in an OU and delegate everything needed to
the admins in the child domain (inventory what they need)
to migrate
http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/archive/2006/12/27/Migrating-stuff-with-ADMTv3.aspx
--
Cheers,
(HOPEFULLY THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!)
# Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services
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Post by Jon Rowlan
Why a child domain ... seems to make logical sense to have a child
domain for branch office. Also I want to be able to independantly manage
the branch domain but restrict access from the parent.
For years I have had my own set of username/passwords at the branch
address and everything at the branch depends on these credentials. Also,
its handy that the head office can't just browse to the branch office -
they have access to admin passwords etc at head office but the payroll
etc is at the branch. The branch is a seperate autonomous unit. Its not
so much an enforced seperation because I trust the guys at HO but more a
"out of sight out of mind" type thing.
I want to backup critical data from the main office to the branch as a
backup, replicated constantly so that its always up to date.
How do I migrate my branch ... do I remove and reinstall AD on my branch
server? This will lose all my existing credentials which I was rather
hoping to avoid
jON
"Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]"
Post by Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]
auto....
another Q... why created child domain?
why not just migrate the existing domain into the other?
why do you need a child domain (or a separate domain, because it was
first in its own forest)? explain that first
--
Cheers,
(HOPEFULLY THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!)
# Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services
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Post by Jon Rowlan
OK Jorge, that sounds promising.
But both domains must be in the same forest I presume and built as
such. Currently I have an inferred parent child domain that is quite
simply
parent = sads.com
child = cottage.sads.com
but they were not installed into the same forest so my first task is
to rebuild cottage.sads.com as a true Forest child domain - yes?
And would replication be automatic between these two if they were
coexisting in the same forest properly or would I have to trigger
manual replication?
jON
"Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]"
Post by Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]
The DFS Namespace consists of two parts...
One being the DFS roots (the actual namespace) hosted by the DFS root
servers/targets. --> Those must be in the same domain
The other being the DFS links pointing to the servers hosting the
actual data. Yes, it is possible to replicate data between the
servers even if they are in different domains within the forest..
I suggest you use DFS Namespaces and DFS replication within W2K3 R2
which is much better...
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Cheers,
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Post by Jon Rowlan
Hi all,
I have a master domain and I want to install a child domain into a
branch office.
I want to be able to replicate data between the sites as a backup.
I have read the FAQ's on the DFS site regarding setting this
scenario up but they are a little confusing.
One Faq "Can I host a domain-based DFS namespace in multiple
domains?" says flatly "no"
Another "How does DFS work across domains and forests?" talks about
DFS traversing domains and Forest????
Can someone please confirm ...
Can I replicate data from my parent to child domain by adding a root
node for "branch.parent.com" and "parent.com" or must I have my
branch domain controller as a member of the parent domain rather
than the branch. I must have replication and I would prefer its
automatic unless I can script it fairly easily and reliably.
I would love to have a child domain as it makes more logical sense
and allows me the facility to keep branch secure from head office
and vice versa but the FAQ's seem to suggest that this is not
possible.
many thanks all,
jON
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