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Issue upgrading File Server role for DFS Replication

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We recently did an install of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 on one of our servers.  From what I can tell the File Server role was not initially installed using the Manage Your Server wizard, but appears to have been installed when Exchange 2007 was installed, or when the first shared folder was created.

Therefore, when I now run the Manage Your Server Wizard, I get the option to "Upgrade this role" (see screen shot) Update this role screenshot
When I attempt to run the wizard to upgrade the role and add the "Replicate Data to and from this server", I get the following error  File Server Error screenshot
I'd rather not have to remove the role completely as it appears that Exchange has some file shares set up as well for OWA, which I'd rather not get rid of due to past issues with that application.

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Before you go much further with this, is there a reason you want to add DFS to an Exchange server?
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It is a small organization and we host all our services on 2 servers. This new server is to provide replication of data to an off-site office.  It isnt ideal, but it gets the job done.
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I noticed you didn't say your server was R2.  You need to extend your Schema Operations Master from the R2 CD before you add the DFS role.  Have you already done so?  It will be on Disc 2 at CDRIVE\cmpnents\r2\adprep.

Here are two methodologies for adding the DFS Role:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738552%28WS.10%29.aspx

Again, before you do either, make sure your Schema has been extended.

Justin

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We eventually were able to resolve this issue by installing through the Windows component dialog.
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The KB in post http:#a34175778 clearly lists Windows Components as one of the acceptable methodologies for adding DFS.
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Sorry.. I didnt read the article. I'll give you the points.
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