Trying to remove dfs / errors in FRSdiag

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by John VG, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. John VG

    John VG Guest

    I had two servers set up with FRS / DFS and one server died (DC2). So
    obviously DC2 was not gracefully removed from the FRS / DFS. now I have error
    in FRSDiag about the DFS that doesn’t exits. This is driving me nuts! how
    can I resolve the errors from frs. here is the example (names are changed to
    protect the innocent)

    NtFrs 1/6/2005 6:56:08 AM Warning 13508 The File Replication Service is
    having trouble enabling replication from DC2 to MAIN-SERV for f:\fileserver
    using the DNS name FRS will keep retrying. Following are
    some of the reasons you would see this warning. [1] FRS can not
    correctly resolve the DNS name from this computer. [2]
    FRS is not running on [3] The topology information in
    the Active Directory for this replica has not yet replicated to all the
    Domain Controllers. This event log message will appear once per
    connection, After the problem is fixed you will see another event log
    message indicating that the connection has been established.
    John VG, Jan 13, 2005
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  2. John VG

    Glenn L Guest

    If MAIN_SERV and DC2 only hosted the SYSVOL replica set, then the cleanup is
    follow KB216498 to remove DC2 from AD.
    Glenn L, Jan 14, 2005
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  3. Your dead DC probably still has some objects in AD that haven't been
    cleaned up. As a result, FRS on its surviving partner machine(s) is
    still trying to connect to the offline machine. Your options are to
    ignore the problem or to clean up the stray AD objects.

    Cleaning up the AD objects can be dangerous, so you should be sure to
    take a full backup before making changes. You can refer to the
    following KB for help.

    296183 Overview of Active Directory Objects That Are Used by FRS


    Please post FRS related questions to and prefix the subject line
    with "FRS:" to make it easier to spot. Note that FRS is used to
    replicate SYSVOL on domain controllers and DFS root and link targets.

    For additional FRS resources, please visit

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    Richard Chinn [MSFT], Jan 19, 2005
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