DFS. Will it goto fastest server?
Currently our network is over five sites. Each site has its own file server and each server has its own programs folder that contains all of the msi's. This means that software is installed from the local servers rather than over the VLAN.
All sites contain the same software so what i would like to do it create a domain DFS namespace with the five folders all replicating so i only have to make the one change. I can then also delete the five software installation gpo's that we currently have one for a single gpo that points to \\domain.local\programs\msi file.
The biggest concern i have is that two of our schools currently have mega slow connections and from experience found that installing from another sites server took about a year.
Is DFS clever enough that it will ping the five servers and then choose the local server rather than a server from another site?