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DFS Offers New Functionality in Windows Server 2008
Access-Based Enumeration: This feature allows users to see only files and folders on a file server that they have permission to access. This is not enabled by default, and it is supported only when any of the following conditions meet:
- Namespace is a stand-alone DFS running on Windows Server 2008.
- Domain-based DFS namespace is running in Windows Server 2008 mode.
To enable this feature, you must type the following command:
Dfsutil property ABDE enable
("ABDE" stands for Access-Based Enumeration.)
Once this is enabled, you must configure the ACLs on the DFS Links using the following commands:
Dfsutil property ACL
Cluster Support: Cluster support for DFS namespace is also included in failover clustering software in Windows Server 2008.
DFS Command Line Tools: DFS in Windows Server 2008 includes new sub-command properties for DFSUtil command and a new command-line tool called DFSDIAG.
Search Files and Folders in a DFS Namespace: Windows Server 2008 DFS includes the ability to search files and folders in a DFS namespace.