Some folders or some files are unexpectedly deleted on the upstream server after you restart the DFS Replication service

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • In a network environment, you manage a file server that is running Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • You use Distributed File System (DFS) Replication to back up files from an upstream server to a downstream server.
  • You move or rename some folders or some files on the upstream server after you stop the DFS Replication service.
In this scenario, these folders or files on the upstream server are deleted because of name conflicts with the downstream server when you restart the DFS Replication service.

For example, assume that you create the following folders on the upstream server in the network environment:
  • CSROOT\FolderY
  • CSROOT\FolderY\FolderY
Then, assume that you perform the following actions on the upstream server after you stop the DFS Replication service:
  1. Rename CSROOT\FolderY to CSROOT\FolderZ.
  2. Move CSROOT\FolderZ\FolderY to CSROOT\FolderY.
  3. Delete CSROOT\FolderZ.
In this scenario, you find that the move operation or that the rename operation is not replicated to the downstream server after you start the DFS Replication service again. Additionally, the files under the FolderY folder are deleted on the upstream server when DFS Replication runs a conflict resolution algorithm on the downstream server.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because of a logic error in DFS Replication update installation.

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 the problem described in this article. 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:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
Additionally, the DFS Replication service under the File Server role must be installed on the computer.

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2003 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

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 (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Server 2003 file information notes

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
W03a3409.dll5.2.3790.459043,52016-Sep-200912:16x86SP2
Dfsr.exe5.2.3790.46561,707,00827-Jan-201009:59x86SP2
Dfsr.exe5.2.3790.46561,707,00827-Jan-201009:59x86SP2
Dfsr.exe5.2.3790.46561,707,00827-Jan-201009:59x86SP2
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Dfsr.exe5.2.3790.46563,596,80027-Jan-201015:45x64SP2Not applicable
W03a3409.dll5.2.3790.459044,03227-Jan-201015:45x64SP2Not applicable
Ww03a3409.dll5.2.3790.459043,52027-Jan-201015:45x86SP2WOW
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2003
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Dfsr.exe5.2.3790.46565,503,48827-Jan-201015:45IA-64SP2Not applicable
W03a3409.dll5.2.3790.459042,49627-Jan-201015:45IA-64SP2Not applicable
Ww03a3409.dll5.2.3790.459043,52027-Jan-201015:45x86SP2WOW
Windows Server 2008 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600 1 . 22xxxWindows Server 2008SP1LDR
    6.0.600 2 . 22xxxWindows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the release version of Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxx version number.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsrprovs.mofNot applicable66,51125-Jan-201007:31Not applicable
Dfsrress.dll6.0.6001.226132,04825-Jan-201009:55x86
Dfsrs.exe6.0.6001.226132,246,65625-Jan-201009:56x86
Dfsrprovs.mofNot applicable66,51125-Jan-201007:29Not applicable
Dfsrress.dll6.0.6002.223212,04825-Jan-201009:40x86
Dfsrs.exe6.0.6002.223212,249,72825-Jan-201009:41x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsrprovs.mofNot applicable66,51125-Jan-201007:30Not applicable
Dfsrress.dll6.0.6001.226132,04825-Jan-201010:09x64
Dfsrs.exe6.0.6001.226133,679,74425-Jan-201010:10x64
Dfsrprovs.mofNot applicable66,51125-Jan-201007:29Not applicable
Dfsrress.dll6.0.6002.223212,04825-Jan-201009:47x64
Dfsrs.exe6.0.6002.223213,683,32825-Jan-201009:49x64
Windows Server 2008 R2 file information note
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsrprovs.mofNot Applicable75,20013-Jul-200920:20Not Applicable
Dfsrress.dll6.1.7600.163852,04814-Jul-200901:26x64
Dfsrs.exe6.1.7600.207144,504,06418-May-201004:03x64

WORKAROUND

Workaround for Windows Server 2003 and for Windows Server 2008

To work around this issue, do not stop the DFS Replication service.

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

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameX86_ef62858f4fb5fc0303b13d5e874cf160_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22613_none_50cc06e0e609a8e5.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size716
Date (UTC)27-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)10:40
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_f04d7fac36f0c99d71d963de723bcfc6_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22321_none_64c1aa7e3829f83b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size716
Date (UTC)27-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)10:40
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22613_none_9e0d8831c0ea47f8.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size42,651
Date (UTC)25-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)14:37
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22321_none_9fe72999be1a865f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size42,651
Date (UTC)25-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)14:24
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameAmd64_ee35034f64b6b7c060a1fc26b0568942_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22321_none_dfb1d41b6bd94e4d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size720
Date (UTC)27-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)10:40
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_feddb388404a613029964a5095da9e2d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22613_none_069e9e335956c6e6.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size720
Date (UTC)27-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)10:40
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22613_none_fa2c23b57947b92e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size42,691
Date (UTC)25-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)15:21
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22321_none_fc05c51d7677f795.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size42,691
Date (UTC)25-Jan-2010
Time (UTC)14:17
PlatformNot applicable

Properties

Article ID: 979646 - Last Review: October 6, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
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