I'm configuring two server as IIS web servers on Windows Server 2008 in load balancing mode. I want to enable DFS replication for synchronizing web content files and IIS configuration data (via IIS 7 shared configuration.)
The servers are not in a Windows domain. After I addded the DFS role, I'm getting the following error message in the event log:
The DFS Replication service failed to contact domain controller to access configuration information. Replication is stopped. The service will try again during the next configuration polling cycle, which will occur in 60 minutes. This event can be caused by TCP/IP connectivity, firewall, Active Directory Domain Services, or DNS issues.
Additional Information: Error: 1355 (The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.)
I know there are advantages having pure web servers in a domain, but I want to know if this is a conditio-sine-qua-non or is there a way to configure DFRS between Windows Server 2008 servers without a Windows domain?