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Set target priority to override referral ordering

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. Each target in a referral is ordered according to the ordering method for the namespace root or folder. To refine how targets are ordered, you can set priority on individual targets. For example, you can specify that the target is first among all targets, last among all targets, or first (or last) among all targets of equal cost.

To set target priority on a root target for a domain-based namespace, use the following procedure.

To set target priority on a root target for a domain-based namespace
  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DFS Management.

  2. In the console tree, under the Namespaces node, click the namespace whose root targets you want to set priority on.

  3. In the details pane, on the Namespace Servers tab, right-click the root target whose priority you want to change, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Advanced tab, click Override referral ordering, and then click the priority you want.

To set target priority on a folder target, use the following procedure.

To set target priority on a folder target
  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DFS Management.

  2. In the console tree, under the Namespaces node, click the folder whose targets you want to set priority on.

  3. In the details pane, on the Folder Targets tab, right-click the folder target whose priority you want to change, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Advanced tab, click Override referral ordering, and then click the priority you want.

Note

  • 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.

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