DFS (Distributed File System) Replication is a file replication technology originally shipped with Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 R2 operating system.

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Can't resolve offline file conflicts

We use roaming profiles on our Server 2008 R2 domain, with folder redirection for 'desktop', 'my documents' and 'application data'. But as our network is split across two sites, we have one file ...
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Is it possible to extend the Active Directory schema in a Windows 2003 DC (NOT R2) to support DFSR?

We're in the process of installing a brand new Windows Server 2008 Web cluster and we would like to synchronize some files between the servers. The problem is that the DC in the domain is an old ...
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How is Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) related to Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)?

I've heard these two technologies used interchangeably to describe replicating data from one location to another. I understand what each technology is, but I'm unsure of how they relate to each other. ...
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What is the delay for DFSR before it begins sending a file or files?

I have heard rumor there could be an hour delay between when I could drop a file in the source folder and when it actually begins transmission to the destination. However, I can't find this in any ...
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DFS Replication on Lan (with multiple subnets)

target: want to replicate a folder on 2 machines situation: we have 2 windows 2003 servers (for this purpose) in a domain and each of these servers has 2 network cards; and each server have 2 ips, ...
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Migrate a DFSR Server to a new one. Currently in a Hub-Spoke Configuration

Is there an easy way to migrate the Hub to a new server. My current one is running out of space. Do I need to redesign the configuration or can I do a migration to the new server.
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Strange path in sysvol replication

On our 2008 R2 domain, I have a strange entry in the list of folder replica. \\?\C:\Windows\SYSVOL\domain dc1 Enabled SYSVOL Share C:\Windows\SYSVOL\domain dc2 Enabled ...
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Is Branch Cache worth considering as a replacement for DFS-R

We have a small stub office that currently has a single server 2003 domain controller, and a DFS-R copy of the file store held at our main office. We probably replicate about 100Gb of data, I would ...
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DFS-R NTFS Permissions Not Working?

I have two Windows 2008 Standard servers running DFSR okay. I can create a file on one server and it is replicated to the other okay, etc. I have the namespace shared folder on each server shared ...
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File Replication to Branch Offices

We're currently using DFSR in Server 2008 to replicate from our head office to 3 branch offices across VPN links. This way we have a local copy of all the companies files in each site, for quick ...
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How to enable DFSR between Windows Server 2008 servers that aren't part of a domain?

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 ...
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How to avoid DFS conflict problems on Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2?

I maintain two Win 2003 servers connected via a VPN with data duplicated via DFS. As it stands the customer is complaining of losing data - normally because one person in each office saves a version ...
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Rsync or DFS-R for remote backup over slow links of Windows 2003 R2 SP2?

I need to backup many sites over slow, high latency satellite links. We are talking pings of 650ms to each site. I can get a dump of the initial data by sending out USB disk to site and restoring it ...
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SYSVOL replication over DFS-R

When we migrate our production DCs to Server 2008 I would also like to move away from FSR to DFS-R for SYSVOL replication. My problem is that I setup a quick lab to test it out but it's not going as ...