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 – how to remove orphaned namespace server

How to remove a DFS namespace server if not accessible: in the example below; I have a DFS root called dfsroot and two domain controllers not accessible. how to remove those namespace servers from a command line because dfsmgmt.msc cannot do it:   dfsutil diag unmapdomroot \\my.domain.local\dfsroot \\dcserver1\dfsroot dfsutil diag unmapdomroot \\my.domain.local\dfsroot \\dcserver2\dfsroot

DFS dirty-shutdown stopping DFS replication

DFS dirty-shutdown stopping DFS replication: DFSR event ID 2213 in Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012: https://support.microsoft.com/fr-fr/kb/2846759 How to disable the Stop Replication functionality in AutoRecovery To have DFSR perform AutoRecovery when a dirty database shutdown is detected, edit the following registry value after hotfix 2780453 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2780453) is installed in Windows Server 2008Continue reading “DFS dirty-shutdown stopping DFS replication”

DFS without WINS or Netbios

In a Domain based DFS implementation, what are the advantages\drawbacks of using the Netbios name v.s. using the DNS fully qualified name ? e.g \\NetbiosDomainName\RootName v.s \\DNSDomainName\RootName NetBIOS name system is flat. In your case it means, that you can face future problems with NetBIOS name resolution (if you have no WINS server in yourContinue reading “DFS without WINS or Netbios”