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we are having a very odd dfs problem. basically it broke awhile back and we didnt know it. we are trying to fix it and about half of the folders are replicating. we have been through all the permissions and read alot of articles. anything new is working. if we create a folder, it works great. the only way we can get the broken folders to start replicating is by renaming the folder. this will work for some folders, but the others are shared and we really dont want to redo all of the permissions. has anyone seen this. sorry for the grammer,i am typing on an ipad with a ton of lag.

thanks for any help!
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by:Marias Technology
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ok so I found an old article from 2010 that the person had to rename the folders to get them to replicate. Has anyone seen this? The folders we are trying to fix are all network shares.... We really don't want to have to go through renaming.
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by:arnold
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Which version of OS do you have. Trying to see whether it it is pre or post 2003 R2?
DFS-R or ntfrs.

Changing an attribute, or adding a security group may trigger a refresh/replication.

Are the folders having issues members of their own replication group?  Check the space allocation for staging.
What errors referencing these folders are included in event log.
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by:Marias Technology
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the server with the problem is 2008 R2. I changed the folder icon, which updated the time stamp and changed owners of the folder. the folders are all underneath the sys folder, even the ones that are working. The DFS Replication log is empty. IS there somewhere else I need to look?
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by:arnold
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What versions of OS do you have in the mix? Do you have any 2003 pre R2?

Which direction is the replication stalled? If you add a file on the 2008 side, does it replicate out? Or if you add a file on one of the other DFS servers, does it replicate into 2008?

Check the replication connections to make sure you have a pair between two servers if you have a mesh configuration server 1 to server 2 and server 2 to server1.
server 1 to server3 and server 3 to server 1
server 2 to server 3 and server 2 to server 3

What replication topology are you using and what is the position where this 2008 server is in regards to this topology
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The primary box is 2008 R2 and the other two servers are 2012. We are using the full mesh. If we create a new folder on the primary 2008 box it replicates instantly.

For what ever reason, the broken folders will only start replicating when renamed. On the working folders, it replicates both ways.
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by:arnold
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In a mesh, there is no primary/secondary.

To be clear:
you have a replication group driveletter:\folder that replicates all contents within. among the three servers. Checking the DFS management replication group's connection tab there are three pairs of bidirectional connections that are enabled.
What is common to the folders that do not work?
Are their contents of a specific type (check DFS replication restrictions, i.e. certain types do not replicate by default, .bak, etc.), file size, etc.
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by:Marias Technology
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We fixed this problem by getting rid of DFS all together. It wasn't the best fit for what we were wanting to do.  Thanks for all the info.
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