Claudio, this behavior is by design. DFS Replication does not provide any
sort of locking mechanism to prevent a file from being opened on a server
when the file is already open elsewhere. This is one of the reasons why we
recommend using DFSR in scenarios where these conflicts are unlikely to
occur, can be minimized, or can be tolerated. For example, we recommend DFSR
for data collection and data publishing, and we consider the "loose
collaboration" scenario to be one in which occasional conflicts can be
Shared folder permissions can be used to prevent changes from occurring on
one of the servers.
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Post by Claudio
Hello, i have two Windows Server 2003 Standard R2, and two shared folders,
one on each server, i have configured a DFS Spacename on one of them, and
independent root, and a replication root have been created.
Replication works fine, but when i open a file on a folder on server1 , and
someone else tries to open the same file on server2 ,a Word file, for
example, Word didnŽt show that the file is opened.
I have erased the filter parameters, that donŽt allow files (~*,..), so
these files are replicated and i can see them on the server2, but still, Word
doesnŽt notice that the file is opened on the other directory.
Any ideas? what can i do?