I recently restored a file server using a bare metal restore. On the surface all seemed well.
Days later I have noticed that DFS replication to another server is not functioning. There are no errors in either servers event logs. There are only 2 servers in the replication group.
Running a propagation test from either server results in the following error: (fs02 is the server that was restored)
Replication group Office Share, replicated folder Shared Folders on member fs02.xxx.local: A new propagation test file cannot be created. Cannot create propagation test folder under replicated folder. Access is denied.
There are also errors and warnings in a health report:
This error was on the other server:
Inconsistent configuration detected (invalid object).
Affected replicated folders: All replicated folders on this server.
Description: The DFS Replication service detected invalid msDFSR-Subscriber object data while polling for configuration information. Additional information includes Object DN: CN=8b791ae3-9f27-4b22-bdab-4eaf9a0111e1,CN=DFSR-LocalSettings,CN=WP-FS03,OU=Windows,OU=Servers,DC=xxx,DC=local Attribute Name: msDFSR-MemberReference and domain controller: WP-DC04.xxx.local. Event ID: 6002
Last occurred: Monday, December 29, 2014 at 10:41:13 AM (GMT-5:00)
This warning on the restored server:
WARNINGS (There is 1 warning to report)
Reference member returned no replicated folders.
Description: Backlog calculations cannot be performed because the reference member returned zero replicated folders.
Last occurred: Monday, December 29, 2014 at 11:29:23 AM (GMT-5:00)
Suggested action: For information about troubleshooting backlog problems, see The Microsoft Web Site.
It seems like a permissions issue, but im not sure what permissions need to be checked. I did find something strange though on the restored server. The permissions for the dfsrprivate folder matched the other server but the folder icons themselves show a lock over the folder. Also the staging folder and its subfolders size shows 0 bytes even though if you go into the subfolders, there are frx files with sizes greater then 0 bytes.