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  • Blog Post: Streamlined Migration of FRS to DFSR SYSVOL

    Hi folks, Ned here again. When telling people about the coming removal of FRS from Windows Server , the main response is usually: “Sure, I have occasional problems with FRS and know that I should upgrade to DFSR, but who has the time for a huge migration? That guide is very intimidating!” I hear you...
  • Blog Post: The End is Nigh (for FRS)

    Hi folks, Ned here again. At TechEd , I officially announced the end of the File Replication Service . For those that missed the event, I repeat: We are removing FRS from Windows Server Today I’ll talk about what this means and how to get ready. We want this to be as easy as possible and I welcome any...
  • Blog Post: Backup/Restore of FRS replicated SYSVOL folders

    We recently updated the Backup/Restore documentation for FRS replicated SYSVOL folders on MSDN. This article contains guidelines for Backup applications and explains how to use the FRS service’s VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) Writer to backup and restore the contents of FRS replicated folders (including...
  • Blog Post: Ultrasound version 1.0.4080.0 is now available

    A new version of the Ultrasound monitoring tool is now available for download. This version adds support for monitoring FRS on Windows Server 2008 and enables the use of SQL Server 2005 for hosting the Ultrasound database. No other new features have been added in this version. Ultrasound is a tool for...
  • Blog Post: The mysterious case of the non-replicating files

    Our DFSR guru Rob Post recently helped a newsgroup customer troubleshoot why certain .jpg files would not replicate. The customer described the problem as: The file does not get replicated when it is copied into a DFS replicated directory. No errors are found in DFSR log files. Changing the...