Best Practice Guide

Distributed File System (DFS) with Windows Server

Microsoft’s Distributed File System (DFS) feature simplifies the management of CacheDrive shares in two key ways: 

1. Multiple users using multiple CacheDrives can easily collaborate with applications requiring all users to access files using the same URI, such as Revit, by creating a unified namespace. 

2. Administrators can automatically and invisibly direct users to the correct CacheDrive share without user knowledge or intervention. 


This guide consists of the following parts:

Part 1: Setting Up a DFS Namespace 

Part 2: Preventing Clients from Switching CacheDrives