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  • Blog Post: DFSN and DFSR-RO interoperability: When Good DFS Roots Go Bad…

    Hello, Ken here. Today I want to talk about some behaviors that can occur when using Distributed File System Namespaces (DFSN) along with Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) Read-Only members. The DFSN and DFSR services are independent of each other, and as such have no idea what the other is...
  • Blog Post: Read-Only Replication in R2

    Ned here again. I’ve been involved with DFSR since its late beta days in 2005. Through good luck and a previous interest in FRS, I decided to take on DFSR as a focus area; when the support cases started rolling in I dealt with most of the issues. My expertise in DFSR is pretty much happenstance...
  • Blog Post: Replacing DFSR Member Hardware or OS (Part 4: Disk Swap)

    Hello folks, Ned here again. Previously I covered how to use an N+1 server placement method to migrate an existing DFSR environment to new hardware or operating system. Now I will show you how to replace servers in an existing Replication Group using the disk swap method. Make sure you review the...
  • Blog Post: Replacing DFSR Member Hardware or OS (Part 3: N+1 Method)

    Hello readers, Ned here again. In the previous two blog posts I discussed planning for DFSR server replacements and how to ensure you are properly pre-seeding data. Now I will show how to replace servers in an existing Replication Group using the N+1 Method to minimize interruption. Make sure you...
  • Blog Post: Friday Mail Sack: Not Particularly Terrifying Edition

    Hiya folks, Ned here again. In today’s Mail Sack I discuss SP1, DFSR, GPP passwords, USMT, backups, AD disk configurations, and the importance of costumed pets. Boo. Win7/R2 SP1 RC in production USMT ramp up Daily DFSR health reports Recommendations for separating AD folders and...
  • Blog Post: Replacing DFSR Member Hardware or OS (Part 2: Pre-seeding)

    Ned here again. Previously I discussed options for performing a hardware or OS replacement within an existing DFSR Replication Group. As part of that process you may end up seeding a new server’s disk with data from an existing server. Pre-seeded files exactly match the copies on an upstream server...
  • Blog Post: New steps for configuring Read-Only replication in Windows Server 2008 R2 Online

    Ned here. The gentle giants of the DFSR development team have posted a new step-by-step guide to configuring true read-only (one-way) replication in Windows Server 2008 R2 (aka Windows 7). As you probably know by now, this marks the first time DFSR supports this mechanism natively, through the use of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Support Statement Around Replicated User Profile Data

    [Note from Ned: this article was created and vetted by the Microsoft development teams for DFS Replication, DFS Namespaces, Offline Files, Folder Redirection, Roaming User Profiles, and Home Folders. Due to some TechNet publishing timelines, it was decided to post here in the interim. This article will...
  • Blog Post: Replacing DFSR Member Hardware or OS (Part 5: Reinstall and Upgrade)

    Hello folks, Ned here again. Previously I explained how swapping out existing storage can be a method to migrate an existing DFSR environment to new hardware or operating system. Now in this final article I will discuss how reinstallation or an in-place upgrade can be used to deploy a later version of...
  • Blog Post: Replacing DFSR Member Hardware or OS (Part 1: Planning)

    Hello folks, Ned here again to kick off a new five-part series on DFSR. With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, the warming of economies, and the timing of hardware leases, we have started seeing more questions around replacing servers within existing DFSR Replication Groups. Through the series...