A Windows Vista-based client computer does not participate in the replication process if you add the client computer to a DFS Replication service group by using the DFS Management snap-in on a Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer

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SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario:
  • You use the Distributed File System (DFS) Management snap-in on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer to add a client computer to a DFS Replication service group.
  • The client computer is running Windows Vista.
In this scenario, the client computer does not participate in the replication process.
CAUSE
This issue occurs because the Windows Vista version of the DFS Replication service differs from the Windows Server 2003 R2 version of the DFS Replication service.
MORE INFORMATION
You can use the DFS Management snap-in to remove the Windows Vista-based client computer from the DFS Replication service group.Also, you can successfully use only the Windows Vista version of the DFS Replication service in peer-to-peer DFS Replication service groups.

For more information about the DFS Management snap-in and about the DFS Replication service, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For more information about the DFS Management snap-in, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
915146 Description of the Distributed File System (DFS) Management snap-in in Windows Server 2003 R2
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Article ID: 930516 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 09:20:51 - Revision: 1.2

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86)

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