This chapter introduces you to the distributed file system (Dfs) and the File Replication Service (FRS). Dfs allows system administrators to make it easier for users to access and manage files that are physically distributed across a network. With Dfs, you can make files distributed across multiple servers appear to users as if they reside in one place on the network. Users no longer need to know and specify the actual physical location of files in order to access them. Dfs uses FRS to automatically synchronize content between assigned replicas. The Microsoft Active Directory Sites And Services snap-in uses FRS to replicate topology and global catalog information across domain controllers.
To complete the lessons in this chapter, you must have
See chapter 8, "Installing Microsoft Windows 2000" for more details.