Checklist: Tune a DFS namespace

Applies to: Windows Server 2019, Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008

After creating a namespace and adding folders and targets, use the following checklist to tune or optimize the way the DFS namespace handles referrals and polls Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) for updated namespace data.

In addition, by using a DFS Namespaces enhancement known as target priority, you can specify the priority of servers so that a specific server is always placed first or last in the list of servers (known as a referral) that the client receives when it accesses a folder with targets in the namespace.

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