DFS and DFS-R troubleshooting and resources

Hi folks, here are web resources to implement and  troubleshoot MS DFS and MS DFS-R: DFS Replication in Windows Server 2012 R2 : http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2013/08/20/dfs-replication-in-windows-server-2012-r2-if-you-only-knew-the-power-of-the-dark-shell.aspx DFS Replication Initial Sync in Windows Server 2012 R2: http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2013/08/21/dfs-replication-initial-sync-in-windows-server-2012-r2-attack-of-the-clones.aspx DFS Replication in Windows Server 2012 R2: Restoring Conflicted, Deleted and PreExisting files with Windows PowerShell: http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2013/08/23/dfs-replication-in-windows-server-2012-r2-restoring-conflicted-deleted-and-preexisting-files-with-windows-powershell.aspx Understanding DFS (how it works):Continue reading “DFS and DFS-R troubleshooting and resources”

DFS-R: AD DS – How to troubleshoot missing SYSVOL and Netlogon shares

Web reference links: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2958414 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2218556/how-to-force-an-authoritative-and-non-authoritative-synchronization-fo http://jackstromberg.com/2014/07/sysvol-and-group-policy-out-of-sync-on-server-2012-r2-dcs-using-dfsr/   KB2846759 – DFSR event ID 2213 in Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 KB2958414 – DFS Replication: How to troubleshoot missing SYSVOL and Netlogon shares

How to disable DFS target or DFS namespace?

For maintenance reason you want to disable DFS target(s) or DFS namespace, to do that you can: A) Create a Backup of DFS target folders: you can use the dfscmd /view \\mydomain.localeus.net\dfsroot /batch >>backup_mydomainlocal_dfsroot.cmd B) Test your restore: backup_mydomainlocal_dfsroot.cmd C) Then you can now disable your dfsroot: c.1) the method blow works also for 2003/2008Continue reading “How to disable DFS target or DFS namespace?”