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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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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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Possible to age our a DFSR replication members files while keeping a full copy of another?

I have a DFS replication group of two member servers (Server 2012 R2 and 2019). What I'd like to do: I'd like to age out the files and slowly drain stop the usage of one member while all files being ...
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How to hide existing Windows shares - step-by-step

We have a few file shares that users access directly using shortcuts or maps. We're converting to DFS-R and will continue to use the same share stores for the most part. Once done, we'd like the ...
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Restore-DfsrPreservedFiles on a remote machine

I'm trying to restore preexisting files on a DFS share on Server2012r2. No matter what I do, I get this response. This occurs even if I use -RestoreToPath or if I try to run it with the local admin ...
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Workstations lose connection to network shares and need to be rebooted in order to reconnect to shared resources

I have a situation where workstations will lose the connection to network shares and printers during the night and have to be rebooted in order to reconnect, afterwards everything works correctly, ...
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DFSR deleted whole folder

I had a folder shared on my windows network. I wanted that folder to by replicated with DFSR, so I created a target folder in a DFS namespace and a replication group with it. One of the targets was ...
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Migrate FSMO roles during FRS to DFSR migration

Hello everyone and I hope everyone is well. I have a bit of a special case at one of my clients, we are in the middle of a migration from FRS to DFSR, (step 2) and have to go to step 3, eliminated. ...
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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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Do DFSR replication group act independantly?

I can't seem to find the answer to this. I have 2 replication groups for 2 very different sets of data. We recently had a problem that will cause us to restore about 50GB of data on the 1st group. We ...
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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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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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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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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-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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Added DFSR to Domain controller, non domain admins can not create shares

My situation is I deployed a couple of domain controllers at some locations. My boss didn't want to spend money on servers, so I reused some servers we were not using. I installed them as domain ...
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FRS to DFSR migration stuck, 1 DC only

I only have one 2008 R2 DC on this domain (domain level 2008), and, I am needing to migrate FRS to DFSR as I need to join a 2019 server to the same domain and then demote the old one. However, I'm ...
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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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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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DFSR Replicate folder wizard targets incompatible error

I have the following setup: DFS namespace host: Windows 2008 R2 Standard server (Server1) Source folder: NetApp CIFS filer share advertising DFS capabilities mapped to the above DFS hosting server (...
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Server 2012 R2-DFS Replication not working one direction-Insufficient Disk Space error but it's not

I have seen several posts on this issue and possible solutions, so far nothing helped in my case. We have two servers S1 (Primary) and S2 connected in LAN. We have users folder in Replication Group. ...
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Folder ACLs lockdown. Unable to take ownership

this should be a trivial issue, except this time it isn't. I have a folder on a non-boot drive in a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine which is completely stuck. Using the domain administrator account, ...
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DFSR Event 2004 With Error: 5 Access Denied

I am running 2 domain controllers and the DC1 will not replicate GPOs to DC2. Upon looking in the logs the DFSR on DC2 is not showing Event 4604 which is the succssfull copy of SYSVOL of DC1. If I ...
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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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DFS - disable folder target stops replication or not?

need quick help. We have recreated the DFS namespace with two targets and replication group but there is a lot of data to replicate and dfsrdiag ReplicationState still shows updates. Seems like the ...
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DFS-R, delete database for replication group without impacting SYSVOL

I have one server, SRVA. SRVA is a Domain Controller and has a SYSVOL type replication group (on the c drive) to SRV1 and SRV2, both also domain controllers. This replication is working fine. I ...
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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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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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DFSR and site link

From my understanding, DSF uses the site/link information created in Active Directory Site and Services to redirect users to the nearest fileserver (when, of course, users access the share via the DFS ...
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Should I migrate to DFSR BEFORE promoting my domain to Server 2016?

I'm getting ready to promote our current domain from a Server 2008 R2 server to Server 2016. All dcdiag checks and replmon checks are good and looks to be ready. However I've been doing reading on ...
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Get DFSR Backlog file count from Windows Server 2016 Core?

As far as I know, there is no way to check DFSR Backlog on Windows Server 2016 Core. Command line tools like dfsrdiag or dfsradmin do not work on Core, also I don't know the way how to use DFSR ...
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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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Should I use Hyper-V for a Basic Windows Server 2016 File Server?

I'm setting up a new file server with Windows Server 2016 on a machine with 16 GB RAM and ~20 TB of disk. The server is going to be handling files for 15 people, mainly large files used by graphic ...
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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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Investigating Sysvol replication issues when promoting domain controllers with DSC in Azure

We're using PowerShell DSC to automate the deployment of a number of small self contained environments, in these environments we are deploying 2 domain controllers and use DSC to setup the domain etc. ...
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DFS-R, how to get back on track on replication with folder ACL mismatch

A DFS-R is in place with 2 servers. ServerA in one location, ServerB on an another Since yesterday morning we're in a situation where we don't know how to get rid of this. The situation : We ...
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DFS with multisite replication

I'm looking at setting up file shares at different sites across the US. Currently there are file shares at HQ that users VPN back to. The problem is, HQ doesn't have (and cannot get) fast enough ...
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How does DFSR work out costs to other sites?

We have 4 sites - two of which host DFS servers. Site A - DFS Server #1 (namespace member, replication group) Site B - DFS Server #2 (namespace member, replication group) Site C - No servers, just ...
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Why is this DFS replicated folder status "uninitialized" and how do I resolve it?

We have a DFS infrastructure with 3 servers and 93 replicated folders. When I run a health report from the DFS Management console, the status of one of these folders is listed as "uninitialized". This ...
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Rebuild Active Directory on a Exchange Server and a File Server

We have 5 Domain Controllers over 2 sites: Site A: DC01, FILE01, EXCHANGE01 Site B: FILE02, EXCHANGE02 FILE01/2 use DFS-R and EXCHANGE01/2 replicate (both Exchange 2007 SP1 servers) DC01 was ...
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FSRM Quota in DFS - Windows Server 2012 R2

We have two servers DFS1 and DFS2 which are configured as target for DFS Namespace and DFS Replication. Namespace is \\Domain.com\Files\Users\User1 whose target are \\DFS1\Users\User1 (local path D:\...
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FRS Failed sysvolcheck on all domain controllers

Dcdiag /e /test:sysvolcheck /test:advertising repadmin /replsum repadmin /showrepl repadmin /bridgeheads dcdiag /v I found a guide to transition from FRS to DFSR because its more efficient. The ...
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Is it possible to specify alternate path for storing "Conflict and Deleted" files in DFSR?

I have recently setup DFS replication between two folders and their subfolders on two 2012R2 servers. This folder is a "custom" folder used by our .NET web application that contains settings and data ...
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What is the safest way to turn off DFSR, when one node has been powered off for months

We have two file servers that are standalone. We use DFSR to replicate data from server 1 to server 2. Server 2 has been powered down for some time now, and I am hesitant to turn it back on, in case ...
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Server 2012 R2 VSS freezing and causing DFSR and Win Backups to fail

Symptom is that approx once a week DFSR (Distributed File System Replication) stops replicating and Windows Backup (wbengine.exe) stops responding. When I analyse their wait chains they're waiting on ...
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DFS-R Only syncing one sub directory

We've got 11 servers running 2012 R2, configured with Active Directory and using DFS-R to sync Roaming profiles and general data in a folder called "Shared" over our VPN. All of the servers are ...
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How do I determine if DFS's Auto Recovery State is Actually doing anything?

One of my servers was rebooted recently and CHKDSK was run. When I run a DFS Diagnostic report on it, the DFS environment shows the server that was rebooted is now in a state of "Auto Recovery". ...
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How do I resolve a DFS replication issue when the replication service thinks the destination disk is full, but actually isn't?

I ran a diagnostic report on my DFS replication between 2 servers and got the following error in my report: The DFS Replication service stopped replication on volume D:. This failure can occur ...
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Increasing Size of VHD having DFSR Data

I have two file servers which are replicating files through DFSR across two different locations over WAN link. I want to increase one of partition size having replication group folders on it. I was ...

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