Welcome to the Configure Distributed File System Practice Lab. In this module, you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Install and Configure Distributed File System

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Install and configure Distributed File system that will organize shared folders from different Windows Servers.

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • Understand disk types - Distributed File Systems

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Install and Configure Distributed File System

Distributed File System (DFS) provides the framework to consolidate shared folders coming from different Windows Servers into a unified file system. With DFS service, a user connects to a DFS namespace or root folder and view all shared folders without mapping another network connection to individual Windows Servers. As a user traverses the folder hierarchy, automatic redirection to the server that owns the resource will occur in the background. Shared folder and NTFS permissions are preserved although folders and its contents are added into the DFS namespace as folder targets.

In this lab, you will install Distributed File System on PLABDM01 server and add shared folders coming from a domain controller and a member server. You will test the functionality of the integrated shared folder tree by connecting from a Windows 10 client computer.

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