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I m a little new to setting up DFS.  I have a Windows 2008 server running sql and basically im dropping the db backups to the local drives.  I installed the DFS management role and also the FRS subrole for Windows 2003  which is the target link server where i want these files to go and copy to via replication.  I setup the replication but there have been no files moved over to the target server yet.  I installed the DFS service on the Windows 2003 file server but do I need to create a root and configure it to receive the request there too?
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Do you have Windows 2003 or 2003 R2?  Windows 2003 doesn't have DFS-R, and Windows 2008 doesn't have FRS (not that it would be usable for this anyway). So, unless you have Windows 2003 R2 which does include DFS-R you can't use DFS to do the replication. You can use something like a scheduled robocopy job to copy the files over.  
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Its R2.  And 08 does have FRS support for pre 08 servers
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You so don't want to use FRS. On the W2K3 R2 box, install DFS-R and then configure replication. I would uninstall FRS from anything that you installed it on (except domain controllers).

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Implementing-DFS-Replication.html
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