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Windows 2008 file server not participating in replication with other 2003 servers

Hi
I have recently added a 2008 File server to my existing mesh of 2003 servers. Idea was to replace my 2003 server in London. Other 2003 servers are located in York & Bradford. So total 2003 servers are 3 and 1 new 2008 server. Apparently it looked ok and i generated diagnostic report before disabling referral for 2003 server in London. Now my users have been updating 2008 server in London for almost a week. I have noticed that my 2008 server is not replicating any files to any other 2003 server even the London one. I created a new folder on my 2008 server but it has not shown up any where else for about 12 hours.

Its causing us lot of grief so any urgent response will be much appreciated, Many thanks
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gaurav05Commented:
Hi,

can you please provide event log from both the server (2008, 2003) ?
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sfossupportCommented:
Server 2003 uses FRS where 2008 moves to DFS. Have you checked the event log on your 2008 server to see if there are errors related to frs. Is the frs service running on your 2008 server?
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MANGO247Author Commented:
it will require some filtering before i could upload Event logs on this public forum.  I will do that eventually

Just to inform that we have one way traffic ie windows 2003 servers in York, Bradford and even local London one can replicate data to Windows 2008 server in London. But any changes made on windows 2008 are not visible on 2003 servers whether in London or in York or Bradford

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sfossupportCommented:
If the changes made on your 2008 are not visible on the 2003 network then replication is failing. Is there a firewall on the 2008 server ( blocking frs packets on outgoing ) ? Since traffic can go one way it should not be DNS issue.
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MANGO247Author Commented:
excluded "system volume information" hidden folder from my virus scan
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