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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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how to properly remove DFS Replication without data loss

I am not going to use the DFS replication any more. All of the servers are virtual and running Server 2012R2. We have about 40TB data. Also There are 5 volumes. BTW , But those shares will run. ...
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The access to shared directory using DFS is very slow

I have an Active Directory with 1 DC and 1 DFS deployed on hyper-v VM on a certain machine X. The DFS consists of several shared folders from machine X and folders from machine Z. When I try to ...
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User granted creator owner permissions on files/folders he creates

We're trying to eliminate the creator owner permission from our shared files in a Windows Server 2016 DFS environment. We have removed the creator owner permission from shared folders, but when users ...
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The domain could not be found because the specified domain either not exist or could not be contacted

I have 2 Server Main Win 2016 server as Controller also DNS server the other is 2008 R2 after last update the 2008 can not find the main AD and does not log in, and on the main says the domain doesn't ...
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Warning: The server has IP addresses with conflicting site associations

There's a related post here, but it doesn't seem to match what I have going on. We've been having strange DFS issues related to users being pushed the wrong DFS server, or their mapped drives being ...
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Filelocking on DFS doesn't work fine

Somebody experience with Microsoft DFS and filelocking? It looks like filelocking in i.e. MS Offce doesn't work OK when using two DFS systems (in sync) on two locations. DFS can be used together with ...
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Use DFS to replicate file shares to two new servers?

Trying to find the best way to migrate file shares on one server we are deprecating to a new server. We will then use dfs from this new server to replicate with another new machine for our final setup....
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DFS Replication server role and Remote Differential Compression feature

In Microsoft documentation about DFS Replication is written that DFS Replication uses Remote Differential Compression algorithm for efficient data replication. But when you install the DFS Replication,...
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GPO to set DFS Path to Active in Referral List for mapped drive

I have a DFS Namespace of domain.lcl\DFS that replicates a folder ReplFolder across 3 geographically dispersed servers: \\VANCOUVER\FolderA \\MADRID\FolderA \\TOKYO\FolderA I can manually map a drive ...
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DFS Namespace priorities

This is regarding "Setting DFS Set Target Priority (with files open)" - Your answer on it. Setting DFS Set Target Priority (with files open) When you will modify the prioritization, yours ...
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How to strictly serialize replication of one folder using Windows DFS replication?

I have two locations A+B and need to process one special directory between those branches using Windows DFS replication in the following way: All writes into that directory of A need to be pulled by B....
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File permission issue - You need permission to perform this action

This is a very strange issue related to a dfs replicated folder. The share in question is shared with "Everyone" with full access and permissions are applied to sub-folders using ACLs. ...
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How to configure DFS Replication group in Active Directory

A newbie question here. I have two Windows 2008 R2 servers. DFS Management installed. When I go to "New Replication Group", and try to create a group in the domain, I get "Insufficient ...
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How to find an actual physical host/IP for a specific Domain-based DFS file share path?

Assuming that there is a Domain-based DFS share path \someDomainBasedDFSRoot\someLogicalSubfolder\someSubfolderCorrespondingToAPhysicalHost\folder\file.txt I'd like to get the IP (or probably at ...
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Virtual iSCSI linux -- share as ISCSI ExFat, but have it go to XFS?

I'm building a RAID system based on a dell server with 18 drive bays; I want to use as JBOD and manage with LVM2/MDADM and use XFS as the base filesystem. However... I have a few bits of PC software ...
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Share DFS location and Change Name of DFS folders

I want to simplify file server access from displaying multiple drives to instead, share the DFS location that lists all of the shortcuts to the actual folders and files my users need access to. The ...
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Is it possible to deploy a high available file service with two file servers using a shared virtual hard disk and DFS with Windows Server 2019?

In my infrastructure, I have two servers with Windows Server 2019 and Hyper-V installed. A SAN is directly connected to both servers via FC. The SAN provides three volumes to both servers: a volume ...
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Domain-Based DFS Working Intermittently

I have DFS setup on my network as follows: A domain we'll call DOMAIN.LAN. Two AD controllers, let's call them DC01 and DC02. Two file servers, let's call them FS01 and FS02. A Windows 10 Pro ...
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Why ping-ing to the internal AD domain name sometimes responded by different domain controllers in totally different subnets?

Folks, I have a single forest Active Directory domain, called DOMAIN.COM. AD Site 1 - 10.10.1.0/24 subnet SITE1DC1-VM SITE1DC2-VM SITE1-DFSR-VM SITE1PC1 SITE1PC2 SITE1PC3 ... SITE1PCN AD Site 2 - 10....
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Best practice of what folders must not go to DFS-Replication File server?

I'm using The existing Windows Server 2016 DFS-Replicated file servers across 10 different locations. Each site offices in different regions and countries across the globes are replicated. However, ...
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Windows Server 2016 DFS-Replication backlog issue

I have 6 servers running Windows Server 2016 File Server DFS replication. I'm having trouble with my DFS File server replication, the report generated from the health report and dfsrdiag backlog /smem:...
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Win 2019 DFS Replication not working across WAN / VPN, no errors

I have a problem with DFS Replication. I've had replication at our main site working between two member servers for a while, but when I recently added a new site with a server, I ran into a lot of ...
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Migrate to new AD domain, but keep old DFS root

I have an Active Directory domain (we'll call OLD.TLD) in production and need to change the name (for reasons I won't elaborate on). There are many, many files with links to a DFS namespace in this ...
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DFS Replication 25000 Event 4308 per minute

TL;DR in bold Hello, I have set up a new DFS Namespace and Replication for a software and user share from an older 2012R2 server to a newer 2019 server that we wish to migrate to. I've left the ...
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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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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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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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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 2012?

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