Distributed file system (Dfs) allows Administrators to make it easier for users to access and manage files that are physically distributed across a network. With Dfs, you can make files distributed across multiple servers. It may appear for Users that files actually reside in one place (computer) on the network. DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEM
4. Users require uninterrupted access to shared folders. Reasons 1. Users who access shared folders are distributed across sites. 2. Most users require access to multiple shared folders. 3. Server load balancing could be improved by redistributing shared folders.
DFS Terms DFSROOT : DFS root is the beginning of a hierarchy of DFS links that points to shared folders DFSLINK : A link from a DFS Root to one or more Shared files or folders TARGETS : The Mapping destination of a DFS Root or Links which corresponds to a physical folder that has been shared
DISK QUOTA Disk quota tracks and control disk space usage for NTFS Partitions Prevent further disk space use and log an event when a user exceeds a specified disk space limit. You can use disk quotas on drives formatted with the NTFS file system to monitor and limit the amount of disk space available to individual users.