A. Once your Dfs root is created the next step is to populate with child nodes/leafs which actually link to information.

To add a new Dfs child node or Dfs link as its now called perform the following:

  1. Start the Distributed File System MMC snap-in (Start - Programs - Administrative Tools - Distributed File System)
  2. Right click on the root you wish to add a replica to and select ‘New Dfs Link’
  3. You will need to enter a location and name for the child node, a UNC for the destination and a comment. You can also select the amount of time clients cache the request.
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  4. Click OK

Any subdirectories of the child leaf will also be published to the Dfs with the parent directory, for example if a share, ntfaq, was added as a child node to Dfs, any subdirectories of that share would be viewable on the Dfs tree as children of the documents Dfs entry.