Enable or disable referrals to a folder target
Updated: August 22, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2
A referral is an ordered list of targets that a client computer receives from a domain controller or namespace server when the user accesses a namespace root or folder with targets in the namespace. After the client receives the referral, the client attempts to access the first target in the list; if the target is not available, the client attempts to access the next target.
By disabling a folder target's referral, you can prevent the client from ever being directed to that folder target when accessing the folder in the namespace.To enable or disable referrals to a folder target
Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DFS Management.
In the console tree, under the Namespaces node, click a folder with targets, and then click the Folder Targets tab in the details pane.
Right-click the folder target, and then click one of the following options:
To enable the referral, select Enable Folder Target.
To disable the referral, select Disable Folder Target.
- To enable the referral, select Enable Folder Target.
To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Local Administrators group on each server that hosts the namespace, or you must have been delegated the ability to manage an existing namespace.