RPC server is unavailable setting up DFS for replication
Posted on 2006-06-14
I have 2 forests (one server in each) connected via WAN and would like to replicate a directory between the two (a quality manual) servers. first domain d1.local second domain d2.local
I have setup dns forwarding on both servers so ping s2.d1.local works from s1. and ping s2.d2.local from s1 also resolves.
I have also set up external trust with domain wide authentication.
I added a dfs root on each server hovever whenever I try to "show" the root of the remote server I am able to browse to the remote domain and the DFS root names appear. However the show root fails with a "RPC server is unavailable" error.
Is this the best way of achieving automatic replication?
How do I get it to work?