Unable to change FRS staging directory from invalid path

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Guest, May 12, 2005.

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    Guest Guest

    I am getting this error in the event log:
    Event Source: NtFrs
    Event ID: 13540
    The File Replication Service cannot replicate d:\profiles because the
    pathname of the customer designated staging directory:
    is not the fully qualified pathname of an existing, accessible local

    I have been trying to follow the instructions on the KB article for the

    Replication on this directory has not been working. On the remote
    server there are a bunch of files waiting to replicate in it's staging
    directory. On the local computer the staging directory reported in the
    error log is invalid and does not exist.

    I have changed the path on the NTFRSSubscriber AD object using ADSI edit
    and I have changed the registry entry using regedt32 to change the drive
    letter from f:\frs-staging (there is no drive f:) to d:\frs-staging as
    instructed in the KB article.

    The KB article indicates that I should see a new event log entry
    indicating that FRS recognized the change and it will take effect the
    next time the service is started. I never get this even log entry.
    I have let it sit for a day after making the change and nothing
    happened. I have restarted. I have tried changing the registry and AD
    entries with FRS running and while it is stopped. The sysvol directory
    and the root DFS directory replicate properly. This directory is a DFS
    link, I can create other DFS link directories with the same staging
    directory and they work properly so permissions on the staging directory
    are fine. If I restart the frs service after changing the registry
    entries it will change those entries back to the invalid drive letter.

    I am running Win 2000 sp4 on the server.

    Any thoughts?
    Guest, May 12, 2005
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