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DFS Replication Error

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I have a 2008 domain server that I am trying to set up DFS and Folder Replication on.  I have created the namespace and added all the folder targets.  After doing that I right click the folder and click replicate folders.  When going through the wizard to set it up, it throws this error everytime during the security permissions.  "Security cannot be set on the replicated folder.  The network location cannot be reached.  For Information about network troubleshoting, see Windows Help".

I can get to this folder through the network no problem.  I can even get to this folder from the domain server that I am setting this up on with no problems.  Just not through DFS.  Has anyone ever seen this error before?  All the other servers work go through the wizard fine.  Only difference is that the server I cannot get to is server 2008 R2.  All DFS services are installed though.  I wouldnt think Server 2008 R2 causes this issue.
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by:jzaniewski
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Verify that your Windows firewall settings are Enabled for DFS Management.
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The windows firewall is off on these servers.
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Just curious, have you tried rebooting the server after you made the changes?  it's possible that it just needs a refresh of the TCP/IP stacks.
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I have rebooted 2 or 3 times trying to see if that would fix this error and it didn't help.  I found online that a reboot fixed many peoples issues with this.  But it did not help my server.
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what happens if you create new blank DFS folders and try to replicate?
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same error.  Does it everytime on the same server even though I have rebooted multiple times and made sure firewall is off.
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What are you seeing in the event logs?

Also, did you try running a diagnostic report?  See: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732802.aspx

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I figured it out.  The DFS root folder has to be different than the namespace folder.
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Figured it out on my own after finding information elsewhere to point me in the right direction.
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