NTFRS error in event log with event ID 13559
Posted on 2004-04-05
One of the production servers I support started showing the following error in the File Replication Service Log (only when the service starts):
The File Replication Service has detected that the replica root path has changed from "c:\winnt\sysvol\domain" to "c:\winnt\sysvol\domain". If this is an intentional move then a file with the name NTFRS_CMD_FILE_MOVE_ROOT needs to be created under the new root path.
This was detected for the following replica set:
"DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE)"
Changing the replica root path is a two step process which is triggered by the creation of the NTFRS_CMD_FILE_MOVE_ROOT file.
 At the first poll which will occur in 5 minutes this computer will be deleted from the replica set.
 At the poll following the deletion this computer will be re-added to the replica set with the new root path. This re-addition will trigger a full tree sync for the replica set. At the end of the sync all the files will be at the new location. The files may or may not be deleted from the old location depending on whether they are needed or not.
I have not made any changes to the system. This server is Windows 2000 SP-4 with SQL server 2000 SP-3a & Exchange Server 2003. I have researched the following Microsoft KB articles and tried the fixes without success (819268 & 291823). Is this an error to be concerned about? This is the only domain controller on the network. The other servers are a Terminal server, mail/virus scanning server and a proxy server for a VPN to another office. Do we even need file replication service running?
Thanks for your assistance.