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An outgoing replication backlog occurs after you convert a read/write replicated folder to a read-only replicated folder in Windows Server 2008 R2

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Distributed File System (DFS) Replication group that consists of computers that host replicated folders.
  • On a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2, you take one of the following actions:
    • You convert a read/write replicated folder to a read-only replicated folder.
    • Or, you create a new read-only replicated folder by using preseeded data that is copied from one of the read/write replicated folders.
In this scenario, you notice a persistent outgoing replication backlog on the computer that hosts the read-only replicated folder. This outgoing replication backlog does not decrease in size over time.
This issue occurs because the DFS Replication service calculates version information incorrectly. This incorrect behavior causes the outgoing replication backlog to occur. The backlog persists because the read-only replicated folder does not replicate changes to other replicated folders.

Note The hotfix does not repair the condition since it is caused during initial replication on the read-only partner. It only prevents the problem when the hotfix is already installed on the read-only partner and initial replication is performed.

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 website: 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.


To apply this hotfix, your computer must be running Windows Server 2008 R2.

Restart requirement

You may have to 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 2008 R2 file information notes
  • 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 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important for maintaining the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimeHashesPlatform
Dfsrprovs.mofNot applicable75,20013-Jul-200920:20Not applicableNot applicable
Dfsrress.dll6.1.7600.163852,04814-Jul-200901:26MD5: 1461DEFD250550CD82CFE284E6522AC0
SHA1: 19B3875C05D655885A5068F5161A30B8DCF8209D
Dfsrs.exe6.1.7600.207564,510,20816-Jul-201010:44MD5: 171E11370FEA1D4125C78358A6E0D4BF
SHA1: AD9B41A429B4E2BCD05C33DBDA7967BBBC773600
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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

For more information, visit the following Microsoft webiste:

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameAmd64_b980ee021ad4dd28fd4728e54c46274e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20756_none_053946cffae55c50.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size712
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)19:28
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20756_none_fa2bb528da7cb1df.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size35,681
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)19:28
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File namePackage_1_for_kb2285835~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
File versionNot applicable
File size2,689
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)19:28
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File namePackage_for_kb2285835_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
File versionNot applicable
File size2,315
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)19:28
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable

Article ID: 2285835 - Last Review: 11/23/2010 08:06:00 - Revision: 3.0

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