Working File Share not accessible from Domain FQDN

Hello everyone,

I’d like to build in some redundancy to our file shares. To do so, I thought I would implement a file share utilizing MSDFS.

I’ve created an identical msdfs root share on each of our four directory nodes. I can access the share when using the FQDN of any of the directory nodes (\dc1.ad.org.com\dfs).

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However, if I try to access the share using the domain FQDN (\ad.org.com\dfs), I receive an error that “Windows cannot access \ad.org.com\dfs.”

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I’m at a bit of a loss as to why this is the case since I can access the sysvol and netlogon shares without issues.

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I’m hoping someone might have some words of wisdom to guide me in the right direction.

Thank you for your time.