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Microsoft Distributed File System (DFS) is a technology that complements the SMB/CIFS based file server role of Windows Servers.

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DFS-Share not uptodate for SOME users

We have a DFS Share setup on 2 Servers. (2008-R2) Today we encountered a very strange issue: The shares are replicated fine (both servers show the same data localy) For 70% of clients everything ...
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Dfsr - replicatedFolderinfo state 3 (in recovery) progression

I have a DFS Namespace currently in auto-recovery due to an unexpected server crash. There's about 600GB of data and it's consisting of small files for the most part. It's been in auto-recovery for ...
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Auto update Linux cifs mount when windows dfs target changes

Not that a retarget is a common occurence in the case we're working with but, we're in the process of some infrastructure changes and it's fresh in my mind. We have a number of Windows DFS share ...
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can't find DFS with other user in RDP session

I connect with RDP to Windows 10 with a user than not have privileges over te DFS. For this reason, Windows request other credentials. I put the credentials of a user with privileges but Windows don't ...
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DFS Replication Error 9098 (tombstoned content)

3 servers, DFS replication was working for 2 years. Recently 1 of the member servers started reporting this: The DFS Replication service stopped replication on replicated folder projects at local ...
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Disabling DFS Referrals

I am logged in as a domain admin on the server hosting the namespace server. I am following the information from the link here on "Enable or disable referrals" and when I right-click on the namespace ...
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Distributed File System (DFS) behavior with link folders and drag and drop and move/copy

Summary: If a user copies one link inside a DFS share into another link in that same DFS share, what happens? Also, what happens if a user copies a DFS link into a local folder on the hard drive or ...
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DFS server FQDN being treated as DFS namespace

I have a DFSN Namespace: \\Domain.com\MyShare\ I have multiple servers shares as targets in the namespace that each have the share through DFSR: \\DFS01.Domain.com\MyShare\ \\DFS02.Domain.com\...
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Upgrade from Win 7 to WIn 10 causing slowness due to home folders on DFS share

I have my home folders pointing to DFS share. Problem started when I am trying to upgrade my windows 7 to Windows 10, it is trying to scan thousands of profiles on the DFS instead of the system local ...
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Different folder targets appear for the same DFS folder

An admin has sent me screen shots showing that using the same credentials for a DFS namespace (2008 R2), the properties for a folder target appear differently. From his workstation (Windows 10) he ...
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Can I use DFS with a ASW storage gateway?

Can I use DFS with a ASW storage gateway? I have some archives in a local storage of Windows Server 2016 shared with DFS. Now I have an AWS storage gateway configured with a local samba share, can I ...
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NTFS treating files as temporary without T attribute, and not replicating over DFS

I have found a folder of files that are failing to replicate between my DFS servers, and I can't find any documented reason why. Here are some examples: FileName ...
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DFS Namespace Resolution without netbios - Why does it work

So, my problem is not that something does not work. But that it works, and I cannot figure out why. Short version: I am able to access \\mydomain\MyDFSRoot even though netbios/LLMNR is off, and DNS-...
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DFS-R Server Concerns

What happens when one DFS server goes offline or the connection between the two drops? Specifically, what happens when an existing file is updated. So I just stood up two Win2K12 R2 servers running ...
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SYSVOL DFS Migration - moving to eliminated state

We are following Microsoft's Migrating SYSVOL to DFS Replication on our Server 2008 R2 servers so we can do move over to Server 2019. We started it on 8/12/2019 and let it run over the week to check ...
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How do I install the DFSR module for Powershell on Windows Server 2012r2?

I have a full GUI installation of Windows Server 2012r2 with the DFS Management snap-in installed for Server Manager. I want to use the DFSR module for Powershell to monitor DFS replication. However, ...
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DFS - Basic operation - remove folder target

I'm new to DFS management and I need to know the proper way to delete a target(shared) folder from all the servers. Stop replication and then delete all the copies of the folder in the different ...
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Centos only taking first DFS referral

$ umount -a: Linux server01 3.10.0-957.1.3.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Nov 29 14:49:43 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I am able to successfully mount a DFS file share using the following command: ...
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DFS namespace does not show files on servers

Setup 2x Windows server 2012R2 (pwl-dfs01 and pwl-dfs02) DFS namespaces and Replication installed Replication configured (s:\hosting) as "Full Mesh" topology for both pwl-dfs01 and pwl-dfs02 ...
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Is it important to backup and restore DFSR/Private folder for Windows DFS replication group?

Strangely, there doesn't appear to be a whole lot of direction on this and it doesn't seem that even the backup vendors can provide a straight answer. In a Windows DFS replication group, each server ...
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Why is it not possible for a DFS domain namespace server to work with shared storage?

I wondered why a stand-alone namespace "Can be hosted by a failover cluster to increase the availability of the namespace." while a domain namespace "[...] cannot be a clustered resource in a failover ...
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“the value does not fall within the expected range” DFS error on Server 2012

I seem to have run into this bug while attempting to create a DFS replication group: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4049095/value-does-not-fall-within-the-expected-range-error-when-you-...
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How can I find the path in which a file is open

I need to migrate a Server 2008 Fileserver. My problem is, that some Users have access to there data over DFS and other have mapped simple Shares. Now I have migrated the DFS but I don't know which ...
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Parallel life of DFS shared files?

That's a weird one. We have 3 servers (Windows Server 2012 R2) with DFS-N and DFS-R sharing and syncing same folders between themselves. We have those folders mapped on clients as network drives like ...
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Multiple domains on network - problems with DFS

I've inherited a setup that we've been running with for a number of years that I've finally decided to sort out. We have two offices connected via a VPN tunnel. Office A uses domain.net and office B ...
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Not able to create DFS namespace in a completely new forest

Not able to create DFS namespace in a completely new forest OS: Windows server 2016 DFL: 2003 FFL: 2003 DFS role on member server creating very first namespace server - Errors in : The object ...
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Are users supposed to be able to access the root \\contoso.local location in Windows Explorer when using DFS?

With DFS, are users supposed to be able to access the root \\contoso.local location in Windows explorer? (As opposed to only \\contoso.local\namespace?) I ask because I'm working with a legacy system ...
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DFS Namespace Server Configuration

in my environment I have 2 DCs (DC01 and DC02). So, I added DFS roles in both of them. I created a domain based namespaces. The DFS replication role was installed on separate servers which are ...
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DFSR Issues Error: 1726 (The remote procedure call failed.)

We have server 2008R2 with DFSR for many days I am seeing errors on event viewer, the firewall is turned Off on both the servers server 1 events The DFS Replication service failed to communicate ...
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Can you raise the domain functional level to windows server 2016 and have DFS running on windows server 2012 r2?

I have 2 DC's that are both Windows Server 2016. We have one DFS server running Windows Server 2012 R2 but all of the namespaces are 2008 compatability mode. Our Domain Functional Level is at ...
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Turn off DFS Replication completely

I have an environment where there is a fileserver (physical) and a DC (virtual) with DFS replication setup by a previous tech. I've never worked with DFS before. There is about 1TB of data being ...
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DFS | The Network Path was not found | RPC Server is unavailable

Suddenly we got a problem on some windows pcs when accessing the dfs share. Before this the DFS access was working. The Problem Some clients suddenly cannot access the dfs share like: \\thedomain\dfs ...
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Moving file/folder within DFS-N share does not update NTFS permissions

First off, I am obviously no expert in DFS nor NTFS permissions. I have been looking for an answer to my problem high and low but did not come across something relevant. With that out of the way: I'm ...
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DFS Namespaces DNS and NetBIOS Name Resolution

I have a Windows Domain which hosts a number of DFS Namespaces in an environment which has DNS servers only (the clients are Windows 7+ and NetBIOS is not disabled on them). Example Domain: andshrew....
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DFS Namespace unavailable at login

Edit: I was not fully aware of what was going on with my issue, but it has since been fixed. See my answer below. Background We are having some issues with DFS namespaces in our environment after a ...
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SYSVOL not replicating between DC's

I've been struggling all day trying to fix this issue.. I recently added a secondary DC, everything worked for 2 weeks or so. Now, the last 2 days I noticed it doesn't replicate the policies.. That's ...
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Windows - Item-Level Targeting: Folder Permissions

Brief We have been working in our new environment for a couple of months now and everything works just great. The only problem is management. We have multiple departments, multiple companies, ...
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Manually delete ConflictAndDeleted

we're looking to reclaim space on our DCs and have found that the ConflictAndDeleted folder is huge in System Volume Information > DFSR > Private. There is one folder in particular which is the ...
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Windows search not showing file content results from mapped DFS drive

I already checked the thread Windows 7 search not showing results from mapped Server 2008 R2 BUT my case is different: We have file servers (2012 R2) and Windows 7 workstations. The mapped network ...
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Save-As in Excel disconnects Windows DFS mapped network drive

Users can open and create files no problem. But when they save-as and click browse it disconnects the mapped drive to \domain\dfsroot and dumps them on the local file system. I've been all over the ...
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Do I break anything by having a regular share targeting a DFS share's folder?

I have DFS installed on a single file server - I wanted to use DFS now so I don't have to migrate later when I get a second file server. I'm trying to integrate third party sharing software and I ...
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DFSR specific folder specific server

I'm considering using DFSR to speed up a slow link between a branch office. I want to know if it is possible to exclude a specific folder from the replication, so that when the branch office accesses ...
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Why “file exists” trying to add folder to DFS namespace?

I've got a working (via normal share) shared folder on a server. However, when I try to add it to our DFS namespace it fails with "The file exists" error. I'm looking at the namespace and it clearly ...
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Occasional Authorization Errors with IIS, Azure Files and DFS

We'd had some IIS apps configured to run as a local user with admin privs per the standard recommended practice: David So's Blog - IIS and Azure Files. Some sites' app pools were running as domain ...
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Network DFS Shares Jumping Back To Root

I have a DFS-R namespace with three nodes. Two of the nodes work just fine, but a third node does something very strange. When you are browsing the node through the namespace, when you change into a ...
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DFS share(s) not visible for some Citrix SBC users

In short: Some Citrix SBC servers are experiencing the following problem When logged in to a Citrix server and browsing to a mapped drive (eg. drive D: (mapped as \domain.local\namespace\share)) the ...
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Window Server 2012 DFS

I would like to perform replication on 2 file servers using DFS. DFS uses a namespace to allow users to map to their own personal drive. I want to use only IP BASED namespace like 192.168.0.3peter. Is ...
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DFS referral cache duration

We have two domain-based DFS servers in our main office. A smaller location is connected through a VPN with the main office and uses the DFS for accessing shared resources in the main as well as at ...
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Automatic Active Directory Replication not working: dc1=samba=CentOS + samba4 + dc2=dc=WinSrv2008R2SP1

Main domain controller is made with samba 4.3.4 on CentOS 7 (name=samba). Just made a new second domain controller on WinSrv2008R2Sp1 (name=dc). Sysvol replication was made using the following ...
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Unable to delete a folder from server 2012 R2

I had a replication enable a folder which was replicating data to a server 2012 r2 but i have disbale the replication but i'm unable to delete this folder or re-enable the replication. We had a ...

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