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DFS Replication Setup Issues

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Windows Server 2012* Distributed File System Replication (DFSR)
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We have installed and configured DFS on two servers, setting up 5 different folders to be included in the Replication Group. Both servers are running Windows Server 2012 R2.

2 of these folders have completed the initial synchronisation and seem to be working correctly. The other 3 look to be stuck in the "Awaiting Initial Sync" stage with the message "This member is waiting for initial replication for replicated folder NAME." from the health diagnostic report for these three folders.

We have tried removing the DFS role, rebooting and re-adding the DFS role but the situation remains the same. There are no errors in the Event Viewer, just informational messages stating that everything is working. Running the "Verify Topology" option in DFS Management reports that "The topology for replication group NAME is fully connects. Data can replicate throughout the topology".

Making changes to DFS settings in the DFS Management console correctly replicates to other servers relatively quickly - it is just the contents of these folders that do not seem to start.

Any suggestions on troubleshooting this to get the initial replication complete greatly received!
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