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Windows Server: Replicate folders without DFS?

DFS is usable but a) cause issues working with open files b) Hyper-V, SQL Server and Exchange has no DFS support c) can't avoid a spit-bran issue. When multiple users works with the same file that ...
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Windows Server: Replicate folders without DFS?

DFS-R requires active directory, so that option will not be available to you. As yagmoth mentions in his comment, you could use robocopy For example: robocopy /mir /mot:10 would run a mirror every ...
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Windows Server: Replicate folders without DFS?

There are two options that I have used and work relatively well. Peersync - http://www.peersoftware.com/products/sync-backup/peersync-for-servers.html Is licensed however works really well, very ...
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Windows Server 2016 DFS-Replication backlog issue

So as already mentioned, the backlog increase can be caused by staging quota being too small. To narrow down the issue, you should be able to trace this by 4202, 4204, 4206, 4208, 4212 events. These ...
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DFS Replication Error 9098 (tombstoned content)

Try the following: Look in Event Viewer and identify all the replication groups/folders that are giving the tombstone error. Once you have them identified, go into DFS Management GUI and completely ...
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Window Server 2012 DFS

Yes, you can assign a dedicated IP address to your DFS and use it instead of file system name. The DFS configuration allows your shares to be referenced by \172.16.x.x\share instead of \server\share. ...
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DFS Namespaces DNS and NetBIOS Name Resolution

We have been doing this exact same thing for about six years now (CNAME the short name to the domain), with no apparent ill effects. Name resolution on Windows is a maze of twisty passages, so ...
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"the value does not fall within the expected range" DFS error on Server 2012

On Windows Server 2012 (regardless of flavor) .Net Framework is a Windows Update Component and not a Program. So you should look up that stuff under "Installed updates" by KB number. Yes, I know it's ...
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DFS setup with large initial folder

You should not try to use DFS-R to magically 'merge' two different folders. It will just make a huge mess of things. For your initial setup, just pick one side, and sync that up using a supported ...
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Using DFS without replication (aka single server)

Yes, definitely. For a single server where DFS is practically not needed, it is still an advantage for exactly that scenario. It also makes it easier to grow because you can simply move a folder to ...
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How are files distributed in DFS folder targets?

Please double check DFS-R configuration. I think you have not configured a replication of shares between nodes. Check the video starting from 17 min: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AazvgSQwmHk JFYI, ...
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How does DFSR work out costs to other sites?

The simplest solution would be to add the subnets for sites C and D in ADS&S and associate them with site A. Clients in sites C and D will then have affinity with site A and will authenticate ...
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Is it possible to configure Microsoft DFS using Samba for Linux?

You can also try MooseFS - an open-source distributed file system for Linux. It's fault-tolerant and has got a lot of different useful technical features.
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Can not access DfsrPrivate

1. Access problem: run elevated. On Win2008r2: Kill explorer. Restart explorer from elevated shell. From an elevated CMD: tskill explorer & explorer See also: How do I run an elevated explorer ...
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Viewing the "Replication" tab for a replicated folder target in the DFS "Namespaces" node in the 2008 DFS console says replication "not configured"

I created one replication group through the GUI then created one via Powershell and ran into this problem. GetDfsReplicatedFolder showed me each object, and the difference was in the DfsnPath ...
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Why do things break when using DFS/Folder Redirection?

This is an old thread but maybe someone could benefit from my comment. There is a service called Distributed Link Tracking Client that finds a file that was moved or renamed on an NTFS network share (...
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Deleted Domain System Volume. How do I recreate it; I have no backups

I ran into a similar situation and found this guide to be helpful. https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/160786-how-to-re-build-sysvol-dfsr-replication-group-without-demoting-promoting-dc. It ...
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Dfs one namespace or two server

First off - DFS Replication (DFS-R) and DFS Namespace (DFS-N) are not tied together. You can use DFS Namespaces without having data replicated, and you can replicate data without using DFS Namespaces. ...
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MS DFS samba share on a Linux server working for Mac and Linux clients, but not Windows

On Windows clients folder targets in a DFS share indeed have a folder shortcut icon if said folders have targets. So nothing odd. As you didn't mention it may it be a permission problem? If I ...
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File Screening on Server Share

FSRM will need to point to a local folder, such as E:\Shared\Public not a shared folder. If these shares are not clustered (e.g. Shared .VHDX file) you'll need to setup the file screening rules on ...
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DFS with multisite replication

This answer: DFS and Replication mesh between 3 servers - How is a local server selected Pretty much addresses my primary concern. Users sitting at their desk would query the local DC for the local ...
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Turn off DFS Replication completely

Remove-DfsrMember The Remove-DfsrMember cmdlet removes member computers from a replication group. Members of a replication group host replicated folders. If you remove a member from its replication ...
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Turn off DFS Replication completely

First off, leave the Sysvol (aka "Domain System Volume") DFS replication entry alone. That's a normal function of AD and doesn't need any tweaking from the defaults. As for the file server, there are ...
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Dfsr - replicatedFolderinfo state 3 (in recovery) progression

Have a look at the DFSR debug log at %windir%\debug\DFSRn.log (Where n will most likely be 01000, depending on how long DFSR has been running and what your maximum log files are configured to be. In ...
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DFS Replication 25000 Event 4308 per minute

TL;DR: looks like the corruption on the drives was causing the issue. After performing the chkdsk /f on reboot on the drives, I still saw errors with chkdsk. After performing chkdsk /f with a force ...
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Why ping-ing to the internal AD domain name sometimes responded by different domain controllers in totally different subnets?

When I ping the DOMAIN.com from the same floor or users PC internally, why the response is coming from different Domain Controllers from SIte-1, Site-2 and sometimes Site-3? That is the expected ...
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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?

It turned out that I do not necessarily need DFS in my scenario. The guest failover cluster of the file servers already provides an abstraction layer to access the files, so I just called the ...
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How to find an actual physical host/IP for a specific Domain-based DFS file share path?

Since your IT is asking for this info to help you with a trouble you've brought to them, they should really be helping you out. From checking out Technet, it does appear that the DFS tab for a folder ...
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How to strictly serialize replication of one folder using Windows DFS replication?

No, DFS Replication doesn't support this; it's asynchronous by design and there is no way to make it perform synchronous replication, or to guarantee that the order of operations is followed. I don't ...
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GPO to set DFS Path to Active in Referral List for mapped drive

DFS clients rely on ADS&S configuration to locate the "nearest" available copy of a DFS share. Also, the same approach is used to locate the "nearest" Domain Controller(s). You ...
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