File and print redundancy
I have DFS set up, replicating across two servers, but if one of the servers goes down (tested earlier today) the clients report the shares as offline. What do I need to do to have the client start using the other server?
I tried setting up print redundancy by installing the printers on both servers, both of which are domain controllers and DNS servers, sharing the printers as \\printers\printername then adding a cname entry to each server for printers pointing to itself. Once the server was offline, I couldn't print. I was hoping the server that was still online would serve itself as the DNS entry for \\printers and everything would run smoothly!
I guess in both cases I need to flush DNS for \\namespace.dfs\ and \\printers\ if they appear to be offline. How are other people achieving this?