I created a domain DFS root on a Windows 2003 SP3 server, Standard Edition (which also happens to be a domain controller). This was essentially to facilitate the transfer of shared folders from one location to another (rather than having mapped drives, scripts, etc. reference a particular server).
Now how would I make the DFS root fault tolerant?
By checking "Publish this Root in Active Directory"?
I should say, right away, that since the W2K3 DC in question also hosts most of the shared folders, if it was down, the fact that another DC has a copy of the root would be of limited value. It might help in a disaster recovery scenario though, where I would have to rebuild a server and restore the files to it.
What might complicate matters (or maybe not?), if the fact that my other domain controller is running W2K8 R2 (SP1).
I think one pre-requisite would be to install the DFS role on this domain controller but from there, I'm not sure what to do, given the article I cited above that explains that the checkbox in question does nothing for redundancy - at least the kind I'm lookign for.