WAFS

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May 5th, 2008
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When I set up the File Servers for my core and edge WAE's I understand that this will provide CIFS acceleration - in addition to the TFO/DRE/LZ features. Does this CIFS acceleration only provide benefits for file shares - or would it also provide some benefit for the logon process w/ roaming profiles?


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dstolt Mon, 05/05/2008 - 13:03
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Michael,


If your roaming profiles are on a server that isn't using SMB Signing, then the CIFS/WAFS adapter can provide CIFS acceleration. However, usually the profiles reside on a Domain Controller, which has SMB Signing turned on by default, and as a result, most of the profile traffic, even though it's CIFS, gets punted outside the CIFS adapter.


Hope that helps,

Dan

robertsmichael Thu, 05/08/2008 - 04:54
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In most cases I've seen the DC's store the configuration info (location) of the roaming profiles and then the actual user profiles are stored on a file server. If this is the case would CIFS acceleration 'kick in' during the logon process?


Thanks for the follow up.

dstolt Thu, 05/08/2008 - 06:52
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Correct, as long as the file server redirected to does not have SMB Signing turned on and is within range (25 ms by default) of the Core WAE(s).


Hope that helps,

Dan

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