DFS Configuration Guide
Below are details on how the DFS was configured and some information on how it was tested for certification with StoragePoint.
A DFS namespace is basically a place where you will have links to all your file shares. From an administrator point of view, you should think of it as a folder structure where you keep the list of target file shares. Your users will see it as a single share with many folders and they will have no idea that they are navigating across a set of servers to get to the subfolders and files.
Note to consider:
The main advantage of the domain-based namespaces is that your configuration will be stored in Active Directory and you won't have to rely on a single server to provide the namespace information to your clients. The path users refer to uses the name of the domain and it will not need to change because your namespace server name changed (only if you change your domain name). With a stand-alone DFS, that server name becomes part of the main path to the namespace.
DFS is created with strict permissions:
1) Full access for web application pool accounts
2) Full access for SP Timer service account
3) Read only access for currently logged-in user
Notes: Please make sure the users are added directly, do not add them to a group.