Every 3 years we get new office PCs and rotate ours off as teacher pcs, we always ensure we have the fastest desktop machines in the school as we have to be able to do everything that can be done by a teacher or student and more, this budget is 3 years so we're getting i7 2600s, 8gb ram, vertex 3 120gb SSDs.
Dont mean to dig up an old thread, but!
Im currently looking at 'load balancing' the students. Having added up all our students surnames, its split 65% A-M and 35% N-Z.
As you can see doing A-M Surnames on 1 server and N-Z on another would not work out very well. As far as I know there isnt an inteligent way of doing this with current budgets/setups (someone please correct me!). I have decided to do the following:
All Staff on server 1, first child in each year group on server 2, second child on server 3, third on server 2, forth on server 3, etc.
This can be done quite quickly using Excel and WiseSoft's "Bulk AD Users" - great tool!
Using DFS im probably going to have something like:
\\domain.local\Users\Staff -> server1\Staff
\\domain.local\Users\Students1 -> server2\Students
\\domain.local\Users\Students2 -> server3\Students
To answer the OP: you cannot have the contents of 2 servers listed from one DFS. When you browse to the DFS root, the workstation chooses one of the 2 targets to view and sticks with it until it becomes inaccessible or the workstation is logged off/restarted.
Hope that helps!
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