The following article illustrates the setup of a DFS share in a domain environment with a NSS4000/6000.
Note: You will need to set permissions of the domain users in the Security tab on your server for each shared folder, if they have not been already configured.
Step 1: To start creating the DFS share on NSS 4000/6000, login into the UI of the NSS.
Step 2: Click on Shares -> Shares.
Step 3: Next, click Create Share.
Note: DFS option is only available when you are creating a new share. It will not be available on any existing share, unless the existing share was created with the DFS root.
Step 4: Under the New Share section, enter a name for the share.
Step 5: Select the DFS root option. All the options for CIFS, Options & Protocol section will be grayed out.
Step 6: Click Update and you will be redirected back to the Shares page.
Step 7: Under the Protocol column, it will show CIFS (DFS Root). Click on Edit.
Step 8: Under the Edit Share section, click on the Add Shared Folder button.
Step 9: Enter the necessary information to add a folder that is located on the server:
Add a Folder to DFS o?Link Name: This is the name of the link that appears as a folder within the share. When users click this link, they are redirected to the target share on the remote server. Enter any name of up to 255 characters. o?Server Name: Enter the name of the remote server on which the target share is located. o?Share: Enter the name of the target share.
Import an Entire Remote Server: Select this option to automatically create links for all shares on the remote server. o?Server Name: Enter the name of the remote server. o?Username: Enter the username of the account with access to the server. o?Password: Enter the password for the above account.
Step 10: Once the folder is added, you will see the link under the Target section. To add another folder, just click on Add Shared Folder button.
Step 11: The domain user can now login to the share with the permissions that the domain administrator has set for each share on the server.