Using DFS for student files - W2k3
Am planning a network redesign in the summer hols, basically the school has always been running three domains with a single domain controller for each domain, apparently they didn't want kids logging in using staff accounts so a separate domain was set-up to do that.
But anyways, I plan to do away with that model and have a single domain powered by two domain controllers, am just wondering whether it's possible or if anyone has decided to use DFS to load balance the request for work over two servers.
Basically from my understanding of DFS (yet to set-up one) I can have a the student data on both servers and then have DFS sync data over at set intervals, so when a student logs on and requests their files it will automatically choose the best server to obtain the data from, therefore load balancing. Am I correct in thinking this?
I plan to just use folder redirection alone next year instead of having a roaming profile as well, in the hope to speed up logging on, so am just after speed to access files and of course should a domain controller go down the students can still access their work from the remaining DC.
So if anyone has any views on this whether it's possible or am using DFS incorrectly..