Files and folders that are discarded during conflict resolution are intermittently not moved to the "Conflict and Deleted" folder on a server that is running Windows Server 2003 R2

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SYMPTOMS
Files and folders that are discarded during conflict resolution are intermittently not moved to the "Conflict and Deleted" folder as expected. This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • You have a server that is running Windows Server 2003 R2.
  • The server is configured for Domain Name service (DNS) replication.
  • There are three servers that are running the Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) service.
  • The three servers are located in different sites.
CAUSE
This problem may occur when locally-installed antivirus software scans folders that are marked as "private" by the DFSR service.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, configure the antivirus software to exclude folders that are marked as "private" by the DFSR service.

For more information about antivirus programs and excluding files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
284947 Antivirus programs may modify security descriptors and cause excessive replication of FRS data in SYSVOL and DFS
944804 Distributed File System Replication in Windows Server 2003 R2 performs unnecessary replication when an antivirus application is installed
822158 Virus scanning recommendations for computers that are running Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista
MORE INFORMATION
The "Conflict and Deleted" folder receives the files and folders that are discarded during conflict resolution.

For more information about Conflict and Deleted folders, see the "Staging folders and Conflict and Deleted folders" topic on the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:
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Article ID: 968596 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 11:01:47 - Revision: 1.0

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