“I want to
load-balance my users across several geographically adjacent networked user
Unlike Scenario 1,
this scenario has a single site that is large enough to require multiple NUSs.
Using DFS namespaces, we can improve on the solution in Scenario 1.
Scenario 1 (Option
1) used DFS Namespaces to map multiple sites to different folders on the same
server. You can use a similar technique to map subfolders of a namespace to
folders on different servers.
Ideally, you need
an AD attribute that partitions user accounts into similarly sized chunks, such
as #department#. As in Scenario 1, #department# must always be defined and must
be guaranteed to contain a correct folder name.
As in Scenario 1,
we set up a namespace for the NUS called \\MyCorp\Profiles.
diagram shows how to set up the namespace.
Once this is set
up, you configure the
user store setting as:
configuration, the users in Wagga Wagga are distributed across two NUS servers,