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How do I set up DFS replication in a Win2k3 SP2 environment?

I have a WAN environment with 5 branch offices.  I have all Win2k3 std and ent servers installed.  How can I install and configure DFS with replication without upgrading to R2?
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KCTSCommented:
DFS will work with 2003 (non R2) server, however the R2 version did make some major improvements.
There is an intro at http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=174367&seqNum=2
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fd1906Author Commented:
I have DFS set up.  However, how do I know if replication is working or not?
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fd1906Author Commented:
OK, so I got it going...so far so good.  However, I have abour 12GB to replicate over to another site using a t1 link.  Should I use robocopy instead or will replication complete sometime before the weekend is over?  I'm afraid that since it's still copying files and in a replicated state that it may gewt confused as people continue to work on the files.
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fd1906Author Commented:
I decided to use robocopy and I copied all my data to my site in Florida.  However after doing so I set up replication between the two folders and it put the existing data that I just copied to Florida into a folder called NTFRS_PreExisting.  I got scared and canceled the replication because I didn't want it to try to replicate the entire 12gb of data.  Is this normal?  Will it move it back when it is done or will it try to recreate everything?
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