Windows 2003 Server DFS Replication with windows 98

Hi Experts,


I have two windows 98 computers that have older software installed that can only reference a local folder that has to have the same data as a share on the windows server. Is it possible to have DFS replication between a windows 98 system and a windows 2003 server? I have ran through the replication wizard and when I click on the windows 98 target I get a Unknown: This computer name is invalid.


Thanks Guys,


Derek
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Madison PerkinsConsultantCommented:
the short answer is no.
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PlaceboC6Commented:
Agreed.  98 doesn't have the services to do so.
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derekrufAuthor Commented:
Any other idea's other then using DFS?

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PlaceboC6Commented:
Share the data on the 2003 box
Map a drive to it on the 98 box.  Maybe that would work?

How often does the data have to replicate?
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derekrufAuthor Commented:
That would be great but I cant change the file path were the the program references. Replicate once a day would be fine,
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PlaceboC6Commented:
Then do what I said,   and you could set up a scheduled task with a batch file to copy all the data from the mapped drive to the local path once a day.
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PlaceboC6Commented:
You should be able to automate it with xcopy.
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derekrufAuthor Commented:
I agree, actually thats what we are doing right now, there's hundreds' of files that have to be copied every day, was hoping there was a way for a more constant "live" replication between the two folders.

Thanks for the clarification and help,

Derek
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Madison PerkinsConsultantCommented:
It took a while to find this but i have used it for years.  It used to be called second copy 2000.  check here http://www.centered.com/ for the updated versioin. runs on any windows os.  

i used this to sync shares during file server migrations when migrating small companies to new servers. i would set the jobs to migrate user folders on desktops as well as file server shares. the schedule and direction of the copy/sync is flexable.  xcopy and robocopy will work just fine but i liked the log files that this produced.  
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Madison PerkinsConsultantCommented:
one last item.  if you are running batch jobs they could fail so make sure there is proper error control in the script.

new feature in the new version... sounds like DFS to me.
"You can set the profile to run as files change. Second Copy would monitor the source folder for any changes, as soon as a file is changed at the source Second Copy would start the profile to copy the changes. "
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