DFS between an SBS 2003 server and a 2003 R2 Standard
Posted on 2006-05-01
OK here is what I got. We have a SBS network in which I brought in a 2003 R2 server for a satelite office that we have in Floida. Before I sent it down to Florida I configured it as a DC. It is working fine down there now. However, I didn't get a chance to move any data to the server because no body would could make a decision of what they actually wanted to keep down there.
Well I still haven't received a straight answer but there is some CAD work done there by one person and they are in need of some job folders being local to them to be able to open the said CAD files. Basically what we have is a folder like this for the jobs, \\Server\data2\Electrical\Current Projects\2005\Jobfolder. That is on the SBS server. I made it look somewhat identical on the server in FL, \\FLAServer\FLdata\Electrical\Current Projects\2005\Jobfolder. I set it up on the R2 server (because the mmc 3.0(?) is way cool and easier to use) and had the FL server as the hosting server and then added the SBS Jobfolder as the target. However when I go to set up a replication policy it says "The DFS Replication service is not installed"
But before I sent it down there I did some testing and came up with the same error and was baffled when I came in the next morning and the freakin thing had replicated to the FL server. So far I have only done one folder and will see how the rest goes. But my question(s) would be,
Has anyone run into problems with DFS between a SBS 2003 server and a 2003 R2 server?
Can the DFS Replication service be installed on SBS 2003?