DFS Replication Service

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Michael Dom

Hi all,

I’m trying to install DFS with replication on Windows Server 2003 SBS R2 and
Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition. I could install the DFS tools with
Replication on Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition. I could install the
DFS snap-in on the SBS, but I couldn’t install DFS Replication Service on
Windows 2003 SBS R2.

Is the DFS Replication service not available on the SBS Edition?

What I’m doing wrong? Those servers are DC, and the only error that I could
see is when I tried to create a Replication group on Windows Server 2003
Standard Edition, the System showed me a window with error: [Name of Windows
SBS R2\Folder target] “DFS Replication Service is not installedâ€. I could see
other error in Windows 2003 SBS R2 on Event Viewer about the DFS. The error
is:

/*
Source: NTFrs
EventID: 13508
Computer: Name of Windows SBS R2

The File Replication Service is having trouble enabling replication from
“Name of Windows Standard R2†to “Name of Windows SBS R2†for
c:\windows\sysvol\domain using the DNS name [Name of Windows Standard
R2].r2.local. FRS will keep retrying.
Following are some of the reasons you would see this warning.

[1] FRS cannot correctly resolve the DNS name [Name of Windows Standard
R2].r2.local from this computer.
[2] FRS is not running on [Name of Windows Standard R2].r2.local.
[3] 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.

*/

Those servers are for the test environment, not the live servers, but they
have the same environment.

Can anyone help me, please?

Thank you very much.

Regards,

Michael Dom
 

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Cliff Galiher

SBS 2003 R2 is *not* based on Windows 2003 Server R2. This is a common
misconception that Microsoft, through an unfortunate choice in naming
conventions, created. SBS 2003 R2 is, in fact, based on Windows Server 2003
with SP1, and has many (but not all) of the Server 2003 R2 components.

DFS-R was not introduced until Windows Server 2003 R2. The original Windows
Server 2003 didn't have it, SBS or standard. So, that should explain the
mystery.

And so, also to answer your question, no...there is no way to set up DFS-R
on SBS 2003.

-Cliff


"Michael Dom" <Michael [email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hi all,
>
> I’m trying to install DFS with replication on Windows Server 2003 SBS R2
> and
> Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition. I could install the DFS tools
> with
> Replication on Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition. I could install
> the
> DFS snap-in on the SBS, but I couldn’t install DFS Replication Service on
> Windows 2003 SBS R2.
>
> Is the DFS Replication service not available on the SBS Edition?
>
> What I’m doing wrong? Those servers are DC, and the only error that I
> could
> see is when I tried to create a Replication group on Windows Server 2003
> Standard Edition, the System showed me a window with error: [Name of
> Windows
> SBS R2\Folder target] “DFS Replication Service is not installedâ€. I could
> see
> other error in Windows 2003 SBS R2 on Event Viewer about the DFS. The
> error
> is:
>
> /*
> Source: NTFrs
> EventID: 13508
> Computer: Name of Windows SBS R2
>
> The File Replication Service is having trouble enabling replication from
> “Name of Windows Standard R2†to “Name of Windows SBS R2†for
> c:\windows\sysvol\domain using the DNS name [Name of Windows Standard
> R2].r2.local. FRS will keep retrying.
> Following are some of the reasons you would see this warning.
>
> [1] FRS cannot correctly resolve the DNS name [Name of Windows Standard
> R2].r2.local from this computer.
> [2] FRS is not running on [Name of Windows Standard R2].r2.local.
> [3] 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.
>
> */
>
> Those servers are for the test environment, not the live servers, but they
> have the same environment.
>
> Can anyone help me, please?
>
> Thank you very much.
>
> Regards,
>
> Michael Dom
 

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