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DFS won't replicate, error!

Posted on 2007-04-05
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I really need to get DFS working and I cannot figure out why I continue to get this error.  I have deconstructed and reconstructed the namespace but continue to get this error and not getting the benefits of replication:

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      DFSR
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      6402
Date:            4/4/2007
Time:            10:48:25 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      DC1
Description:
The DFS Replication service failed to initialize replicated folder F:\dms because the service detected that one of its private folders overlaps with an existing File Replication service (FRS) replica set. This is an unsupported configuration.
 
Additional Information:
Overlapped Folder: \\.\F:\dms
Replicated Folder: F:\dms
Replicated Folder Name: DMS
Replicated Folder ID: 83CC432A-05A3-4D4B-A65F-ACA2CE9CC89E
Replication Group Name: mydomain.com\files\dms
Replication Group ID: 816D1145-42F0-42B6-8D76-4C0EBE8722CD
Member ID: B2D94399-919A-42F6-9FA1-BCD46642F672
FRS Folder Name:F:\dms
FRS AD Subscriber Object ID: C6D2AB38-1366-4911-8E25-CE20DE1BB70D
FRS AD Subscriber Object DN: CN=dfsroot|DMS,CN=dfsroot,CN=7bfc53f2-1f7f-4660-8753-5b0140b1e6c8,CN=DFS Volumes,CN=NTFRS Subscriptions,CN=DC1,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=mydomain,DC=com

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(This is between 2 Windows Server 2003 R2 Servers)
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"I have deconstructed and reconstructed the namespace but continue to get this error and not getting the benefits of replication:"  I would delete the DFS root, and replica's.  Wait for replication to complete...  and wait to make sure that you can not access \\yourinternaldomainname.local  <--- and see your DFS root....

After this is complete, retry the setup....

Note, it is better not to replicate the root...instead create links..and replicate the links.

More information:  http://www.samspublishing.com/articles/article.asp?p=170795&seqNum=2&rl=1
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by:PeterZog
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I will try that, but I noticed that the last part of the error seems to be referring to an old and non-existant root called 'dfsroot'.  It looks like FRS still has this instance in its records.  Is there a way to clean this out?

FRS Folder Name:F:\dms
FRS AD Subscriber Object ID: C6D2AB38-1366-4911-8E25-CE20DE1BB70D
FRS AD Subscriber Object DN: CN=dfsroot|DMS,CN=dfsroot,CN=7bfc53f2-1f7f-4660-8753-5b0140b1e6c8,CN=DFS Volumes,CN=NTFRS Subscriptions,CN=DC1,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=mydomain,DC=com

I used ADSIedit and removed some old 'dfsroot' references that I found under Domain, CN=System, CN=File Replication Server, CN=DFS Volumes... where else could there be references that need removal?

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