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DFS Folder Replication

Posted on 2003-10-23
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Apparently I don't understand DFS and W2K file replication.  I had this all set up on NT and it was a breeze.  I needed this set up a couple of days ago, and haven't been able to spend enough time with it to get it working correctly.  I basically need to replicate the contents of one folder to another folder on the same W2K server.  I need d:\database\archive to replicate to d:\standby\archive.  That's it.  
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I have the DFS root created.  The only option that I can see is "Create new DFS link".  I thought that this would only point someone to another folder if they access the original one rather than replicating the files it contains.  I do not have any replication options yet, "New root replica" and "Replication Policy" are grayed out when I right click on the DFS root that I have created.
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Hi, Darrow1000,

I see your problem.  When you create your DFS root, you tend to create "Standalone Dfs root" which doesn't have "new root replica" and "Replication Policy" feature.  

In order to have these features, you must create your DFS root as a "Domain DFS root".


Hope this answer your question!

dshuang5858
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I figured out that it can't really be done in Windows 2000.
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by:BossTom
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I can be done in windows 2000, Heres what you want to do. make a Domain DFS root under your directory controller in a "blank" share such as \\activedirectorycontroller\dfsroot\

once the dfs root is created, make a dfs link such as


\\activedirectorycontroller\dfsroot\database which will point to
\\server\database\archive

then click back in the mmc on the newly created link, and choose "Make replica

post the information of where you want the database replicated to, and bang, there you go!.

any questions email me at tom-at-advancednet.nospam.net
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