Distributed File System Replication may not replicate a folder on a Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer if the folder was previously a member of a replication group that was removed

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SYMPTOMS

You use Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) to replicate files between two Windows Server 2003 R2-based computers. Additionally, you create a replication group on a folder that contains subfolders. In this situation, the parent folder replicates successfully. However, some subfolders may not replicate. This problem occurs if the subfolders were previously members of another replication group that was removed.

CAUSE

The DFSR service determines whether the root folder of the new replication group is a tombstoned object when the new replication group is initialized. However, the DFSR service does not determine whether any subfolders are tombstoned objects. If a subfolder was previously a member of a replication group on the same volume, this subfolder will not replicate.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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Prerequisites

Windows Server 2003 R2 must be installed before you apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack 1, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsr.exe5.2.3790.31121,698,30427-Mar-200809:35x86
Windows Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack 2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsr.exe5.2.3790.42621,698,30427-Mar-200809:47x86
Windows Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack 1, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsr.exe5.2.3790.31125,486,08027-Mar-200812:53IA-64
Windows Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack 2, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsr.exe5.2.3790.42625,486,08027-Mar-200812:59IA-64
Windows Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack 1, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsr.exe5.2.3790.31123,582,97627-Mar-200812:54x64
Windows Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack 2, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsr.exe5.2.3790.42623,582,97627-Mar-200813:00x64

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, rename the affected folders. Then, rename the folders to their original names.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 948833 - Last Review: April 8, 2008 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition
Keywords: 
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