I'm trying to master our DCs here. I'm replacing a DC in one site, and
adding a new site.
Setup: 3 DCs in "Stella" (serv 1,8 and 9), and 1 DC in "Wales" (serv10)
I'm testing replication, but putting a small .txt file into
sysvol\<domain> and watching as it replicates around.
Everything in the "Stella" site seems to be working OK. I put the file
in place, and everything replicates.
However, the DC in Wales, only seems to replicate if I restart the FRS
service (between sites).
DNS seems ok, and this is a newly added DC. Its not a "bridgehead".
I get the below error log on serv10.
I can resolve ubiq-serv1 with no problems on ubiq-serv10.
DNS is held by serv1 and serv9, bother entered as the DNS servers for
dcdiag on serv10 passes everything except the FRS event log (frsevent)
where it lists this event.
netdiag passes all the tests on serv10
(theres a warning from WINS about Workstation service 03 messenger service)
I've been looking at NTDS Settings for inter-site transport, and have
added 2 links between serv1 and serv10. But not sure if thats right.
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: NtFrs
Event Category: None
Event ID: 13508
The File Replication Service is having trouble enabling replication from
UBIQ-SERV1 to UBIQ-SERV10 for c:\windows\sysvol\domain using the DNS
name UBIQ-SERV1.ubiquisys.local. FRS will keep retrying.
Following are some of the reasons you would see this warning.
 FRS can not correctly resolve the DNS name
UBIQ-SERV1.ubiquisys.local from this computer.
 FRS is not running on UBIQ-SERV1.ubiquisys.local.
 The topology information in the Active Directory for this replica
has not yet replicated to all the Domain Controllers.
This event log message will appear once per connection, After the
problem is fixed you will see another event log message indicating that
the connection has been established.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp
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