?
Solved

DFS Replication Issues in Windows 2003 Server

Posted on 2008-10-28
4
Medium Priority
?
693 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
I have DFS setup with two site roots at different physical locations. The site root is a folder called DFS.
I have added a link to another folder called SoftwareInstall. Both folders are located on every server at every site under C:\DFS and C:\SoftwareInstall.

I have setup links to each of our 30+ servers at different physical locations to the SoftwareInstall folder and configured replication to occur from our main server to each DC at the sites. E.g. Replication = MainSite > Site A, MainSite > Site B etc

External site links are 512k/512k and the main office is 3mb.

I have made a change in the main servers SoftwareInstall folder and put in a 300mb folder and I want to force it out to 1 of the sites, without waiting for schedule replication that occurs at night. I tried allowing scheduled replication for all times, and clicked priorities and ticked the connection in question, changed priority to high and clicked OK. This appeared to start replicating but then stopped after around 3mb of the 300mb folder.

Can someone please explain the steps involved in making external siteA pull the data from Mainsite through replication using DFS.
0
Comment
Question by:SCRLPB
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:kfarnham67
ID: 22827591
How do you monitor your replication? Have you created a health report? How are your sites set up and AD sites and services? Is there a backlog between sites?
0
 

Author Comment

by:SCRLPB
ID: 22828512
I use dcdiag and replmon to monitor replication. All things look fine. Sites and services are setup with all external sites pointing back to main site for replication and occurs only during the night.
There shouldn't be a backlog in terms of replication for DFS, because I only have two external sites listed for testing purposes using the custom option.
I am however using W2k3 server SP2 not R2 as the main server. All external servers are using R2, just not the main one.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
kfarnham67 earned 2000 total points
ID: 22832560
DFSR require R2 on all servers in the topology.
0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month11 days, 16 hours left to enroll

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question