JSI Tip 10131. How can I explicitly assign the priority of a DFS link or root target?

A new feature of Windows Server 2003 SP1 is named Target Priority.

If you have have a slow DFS server which you only want to be available when the primary DFS server is down, you can use Target Priority to set the priority of the slow server to GlobalLow.

To do this:

1. Download the Windows Server 2003 SP1 Support Tools.

2. Open a CMD.EXE window.

3. Type the following command and press Enter:

dfsutil /path:<DFSLinkPath> /TargetPriority /Server:<SlowServerName> /Share:<ShareName> /Set /PriorityClass:GlobalLow

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