TechNet Event: Boulder and Denver (Feb. 7th and 9th): Answers

In an earlier blog post, I listed 6 questions that were asked druing my Events in Boulder and Denver to which I did not have an immediate answer.  I have done my research (asking for help) and have the answers below.

Q1. Does DFS honor File Locking during replication?

A1. DFS does not support replication of Open Files, therefore it does not honor File Locking as the file is considered open.


Q2. Are there MOM web parts available for SPS?

A2. There are no web parts developed and provided by Microsoft.  This does not mean that someone couldn't write their own web parts.


Q3. Is it possible to set a default printer via GPO when deploying a printer?

A3. A users' default printer is stored in the following Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows.  The value name is Device (REG_SZ) and has a format of "Printer Name,Winspool,LTPn:" or "\\Server\share,Winspool,LTPn:".  You would need to set this value using a GPO (that you create the ADM file to define first) or via a script.  Or, you can use the following script from the Scripting Center: to perform this task.   


Q4. How do you migrate a standalone DFS root to a domain based DFS root?

A4. You will need to create a new Domain based DFS Root and use DFSUTIL to migrate:


Q5. Can the Print Management Console Snap-In be installed on Windows XP?

A5. The PMC Snap-In can only be installed on a Windows Server 2003 R2 machine.  With that said, there is an Administrative Tools Pack that includes Print Management:


Q6. Can the File Server Resource Manager be used to assign quotas on NAS devices?

A6. The File Server Resource Manager interfaces with the new R2 Services on Windows Server 2003 R2.  If you are hosting the disk from a Windows 2003 R2 Server, then yes, you can do this (as well as File Screening).  The Windows Powered NAS devices running Windows Server 2003 R2 will also support this.

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