[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


Windows 2008 DFS Replication Setup Prooblem

Posted on 2012-08-20
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-10-31
I have a Windows 2008 R2 setup with Windows 2008 Forest and Domain level and Windows 2008 R2 File servers.  I setup a Namespace on my domian and 2 target folders on 2 different file servers.  I am trying to replicate between those and I get a wierd error that I can't track down how to fix.

"The following folder targets cannot be added as a DFS Replication members.  Click Details for more information.


Domain\Servername$: The Windows NT 4.0 account name cannot be converted to a fully qualified distinguished name on DCNAME.FQDN  The name returned with an error"

I can't see anything in the event log and everything i have tried has failed:

1.  Remove the file server and re-add to domain.
2.  Ensure File Replication service is on.
3.  Change the share name.
4.  Check share permissions.
5.  Server is resolvable both NETBIOS and DNS
6.  Share can be reached.

What else can I do or look at?
Question by:rschraeger
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

Will Szymkowski earned 2000 total points
ID: 38313332
Have you tried creating a DFS Diagnostic Report?


Author Comment

ID: 38313460
I do not have a DFS Diagnostic Report since I can't get replication to work.  I assume the node is not available unless replication is configured on at least 2 targets.

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Background Information Recently I have fixed file server permission issues for one of my client. The client has 1800 users and one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain joined file server with 12 TB of data, 250+ shared folders and the folder structure i…
A safe way to clean winsxs folder from your windows server 2008 R2 editions
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…
Suggested Courses

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question