Q/A from August 9th Webcast – Branch Office Planning and Deployment in Windows Server 2003 R2


Question: What happens if some branches have Windows 2003 instead of


Windows 2003 R2 and can the main office be SBS2003 R2?


 


Answer: All of the sites have to use Windows 2003 R2. Windows 2003 pre-R2


Servers use a different DFS scheme that does not integrate into thr R2 DFS


structure.


 


 


Question: Where can I find  more Information about differences between Windows 2003 R2 and SBS 2003 R2?


 


Answer: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/evaluation/faq/prodinfo.mspx


 


 


Question: Do all DC’s need to be running W2k3 R2 OS or just those DC’s or


Servers that are replicating?


 


Answer: Any machine that is a part of the DFS Replication scheme would have to be running R2.


 


 


Question: That means all DC’s and DFS servers must be running W2k3 R2 OS.


right?


 


Answer: You can find additional details on DFS – Requirements here —


http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/dfsfaq.mspx


 


 


Question: is there a limit as to how much space you can use as the quota?


 


Answered: Limited to the free space available on the drive system used.


 


 


Question: What happens if the server which uses the staging folder fails? Can it fail over to a secondary staging folder on another server?


 


Answer:  Each server has its own staging folder, if the server fails no replication will occur from that server until it comes back up.


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