How to install DFS in Windows Server 2012 R2

In this article, we’ll learn the steps to install DFS on Windows Server 2012 R2. A`Distributed File System (DFS) is used to organize distributed SMB file share into DFS Server i.e. with the help of DFS you can access share folders using a single UNC path.

In addition to that, we can even use Distributed file systems to replicate the  files and folders on multiple servers. It would help to prevent the situations of single point of failure. Let’s understand it in detail, if you have a share folder on computer ABC, if it fails then all the data would be gone. You might consider an option to take the back but taking backup, storing backup and restoring backup could be tedious and lengthy process.

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