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Microsoft File Replication Resource

Michael Krumpe
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Last Modified: 2010-03-19
Has anyone found any good books available for purchase, or a good website that shows step by step how to setup Microsoft File Replication on Windows 2003 servers?
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There is a Microsoft online simulation you might find useful, though it has more to do with monitoring than configuring:
More information from Microsoft available at:
Also, TrainSignal has some excellent training videos such as;
Michael KrumpeSolutions Architect


These links are nice, but like most of what I find on a search, it doesn't give me a "How-To" setup File Replication.;

For example, even on the WIndow 2003 server help, it says under Initiate File Replication, to
Click on the domain root or link for which you would like to initiate replication
One the Action menu, slect Configure Replication

Well.. "Configure Replication" never shows up. I have the File Replication service running, but can't figure out what "step" I have missed, being that there are no step-by-step instructions.

Thats what Im looking for.

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Michael KrumpeSolutions Architect



Thats a GREAT step by step for DFS... which is pretty easy to setup... but at the bottom when it gets to File Replication, it turns to only a few lines. If only they would of continued thier step by step at the end.
Michael KrumpeSolutions Architect


This is the article that ended up helping me... pages and pages down in a Google Search.


Thanks guys for your help.
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