Posted on 2012-08-22
Last Modified: 2012-09-14
When have a Windows Server 2008 domain involving about 6 DC's.  The PDC has this error in the FRS event log.  I have read alot of posts about this issue below.  Most people say to just create the file.  What are the negative impacts if I do that?
The File Replication Service has detected that the replica root path has changed from "c:\windows\sysvol\domain" to "c:\windows\sysvol\domain". If this is an intentional move then a file with the name NTFRS_CMD_FILE_MOVE_ROOT needs to be created under the new root path.
This was detected for the following replica set:
Changing the replica root path is a two step process which is triggered by the creation of the NTFRS_CMD_FILE_MOVE_ROOT file.
 [1] At the first poll which will occur in 5 minutes this computer will be deleted from the replica set.
 [2] At the poll following the deletion this computer will be re-added to the replica set with the new root path. This re-addition will trigger a full tree sync for the replica set. At the end of the sync all the files will be at the new location. The files may or may not be deleted from the old location depending on whether they are needed or not.
Question by:gambit120
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    Expert Comment

    In the event itself the resolurion is given there will be no impact.However I would recommend to take the backup of the server before you proceed.

    Create NTFRS_CMD_FILE_MOVE_ROOT without extension in  C:\windows\sysvol\domain and restart the FRS service and check the event log of FRS after few minutes.

    Hope this helps

    Accepted Solution

    We will be rebuilding the domain because of other replication issues, so I will close this off.

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    Created new domain.

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