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Past DFS???

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I am now managing a new Windows 2008 domain. The is one shared drive three technicians dump software on to install on new workstations. There is a folder on this drive named testtest. I can delete & the next day it is back.....I've checked several thing including DFS & we don't even have DFS set up at this time BUT I was told the last network admin before me tried to get DFS working but was unsuccessful. How can I check to makes sure DFS is not active on my 6 domain controller? So I can perminently delete this testtest folder & keep it from reappearing?
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A DFS replication will replicate a deletion, it will not recreate a deleted file or directory.  I have heard that Process Monitor can monitor the file system in real time so maybe give that a go:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645
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is there anything in the folder and check the date & time the folder is created?
I suspect something else on the server is creating it. DFS does not create deleted folders.

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Yes, there is 2 files...they are below:

Changer.cfg
Folder.cfg
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Sounds like a backup file. Are you using backupexec?

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Yes, version 12.5....how in the world are they getting placed in this particular folder?
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check devices and see if you have a backup to disk folder setup.

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