No problems, have added the namespace and added fodlers (created shares
though the dfs managment) and all looks okay.
i have noticed in the event log in DFS replication that i get this
Event Type: Error
Event Source: DFSR
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5012
Time: 12:25:31 PM
The DFS Replication service failed to communicate with partner MELDC01
for replication group ims.local\shares\hr. The partner did not
recognize the connection or the replication group configuration.
Partner DNS Address: meldc01.IMS.local
Optional data if available:
Partner WINS Address: meldc01
Partner IP Address: 10.0.3.242
The service will retry the connection periodically.
Error: 9026 (The connection is invalid)
Connection ID: 7D3379CC-9BE3-479E-A550-0888A6FD4B39
Replication Group ID: D217E55F-BBCE-4A81-ACE1-AD4B3B0BD5BE
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Why does this come up?
Post by Martin Claesson (MSFT)
You should create the shares, link them as targets and enable replication.
Replication never starts by itself, it has to be enabled.
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Post by Paul Stilgoe
I am currently building a new domain and i am looking at creating a DFS
which will have various folders that will be updated in all sites. I would
like the folders to be replicated at all sites.
I have 2003 R2 standard Server on all 3 servers.
My question is do i need to just configure the namespace on all 3 servers
and manually add the folders under this name space? Will this then do the
replication i am after?
or do i need to create shares on the servers and then link these as target
folders and set replication?