DFSR and Windows Server 2003 R2

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by FJCarson, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. FJCarson

    FJCarson Guest

    have been trying to get this going but I'm having problems. On a video that
    I saw, when the guy set it up he was able to replicate AND was able to access
    the folder that was setup on the local folder and replicating the data from a
    remote site.

    The problem that i'm having is that after I set up the namespace and added
    the folders from the remote site that I wanted to set up dfs on and have them
    go to folders on a local server (which are shared folders on the local
    server), I can't access the folders. It tells me that they are not
    accessable. Also when I try to replicate them, in the event viewer I get the

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: DFSR
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 4004
    Date: 8/13/2008
    Time: 3:39:44 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: computername
    The DFS Replication service stopped replication on the replicated folder at
    local path E:\Users.

    Additional Information:
    Error: 87 (The parameter is incorrect.)
    Additional context of the error: E:\Users
    Replicated Folder Name: Users
    Replicated Folder ID: 96E69BBA-1A42-4287-821C-0ED6EA1889A4
    Replication Group Name: shah.mchenry.edu\data\users
    Replication Group ID: 8100A69F-AF01-4709-AF2B-2139D11D3129
    Member ID: A79CD479-F411-4B07-901A-753AD2CD4223

    Does anyone have any step by step instructions on doing this correctly or
    can help?

    Thank you for your help.

    (2) Windows Server 2003 R2 Servers / They're both domain controllers
    Want to replicate from DC1 (Remote) to DC2 (Local)
    T1 between both locations.

    I have another situation where I want to repeat this for another remote site
    FJCarson, Aug 13, 2008
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  2. FJCarson

    Jeff Guest

    The remote site cannot see E:\ drive. Try setting up the folders as
    \\servername\share as participating partners. Then make sure both server can
    see each other via name.


    If both can see each other and can open the share then it should work, at
    least mine do but I am no expert.
    Jeff, Aug 21, 2008
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  3. FJCarson

    FJCarson Guest

    This is at the local site that I can't get into the e:\sharename folders that
    gives me the errors.
    FJCarson, Aug 21, 2008
  4. FJCarson

    DaveMills Guest

    I have not been able to play with DFSR for the past year but IIRC DFSR does not
    know squat about UNC names it simply replicates the local folder (i.e. E:\Users)
    with the remote local folder, i.e. X:\Fred. It does not care what the share
    names are. The key part is that the DFSR service is available on both and that
    the two local names are known and exist as replication partners/groups.

    I may be remembering this a bit wrong, especially as I had the same local
    pathnames on both servers. However neither of the replicated folders were shared
    at all. It was a school so the home folders were Staff, Year7, Year8, etc. and
    these were all subfolders of X:\Home. DFS referrals were set up for the shares
    Year7$, Staff$ etc. with targets to ServerA and Server. DFSR however simply
    replicated X:\Home and there was no replication for the individual year group
    folders as that was taken care of by the larger replaction of the parent folder.
    DaveMills, Aug 21, 2008
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