This article is one in a series to assist in the setup, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Cisco Small Business products (formerly Linksys Business Series).
Q. How do I create a DFS Share on the NSS4000/6000?A.
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.
To start creating the DFS share on NSS 4000/6000, login into the UI of the NSS.
Click on Shares -> Shares.
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.
Under the New Share section, enter a name for the share.
Select the DFS root option. All the options for CIFS, Options & Protocol section will be grayed out.
Click Update and you will be redirected back to the Shares page.
Under the Protocol column, it will show CIFS (DFS Root). Click on Edit.
Under the Edit Share section, click on the Add Shared Folder button.
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.
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.
The domain user can now login to the share with the permissions that the domain administrator has set for each share on the server.
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