Server 2016 DFS No Replication

Dennis Mararo 1 Reputation point


So I upgraded my 2 DCs from 2012R2 to 2016, and tried to migrate from FRS to DFS, but one of my domain has an empty SYSVOL_DFSR, even though the globalstatestate is ELIMINATED.133945-dfs1.png


Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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  1. Dave Patrick 352.4K Reputation points MVP

    I'd check the DFS Replication and System event logs for clues.

  2. cthivierge 3,981 Reputation points

    Does your SYSVOL_DFSR folder is on a Windows 2012 R2 or Windows 2016 ?

    Have you completed the FRS to DFSR migration before adding the first Windows 2016 DC ?

  3. Limitless Technology 37,766 Reputation points

    Hello Dennis,

    The error occurs when you miss FRS to DFSR migration before adding the first Windows 16 DC

    DFS Replication uses a compression algorithm known as remote differential compression (RDC). RDC detects changes to the data in a file and enables DFS Replication to replicate only the changed file blocks instead of the entire file.

    DFS Replication is a part of the File and Storage Services role. The management tools for DFS (DFS Management, the DFS Replication module for Windows PowerShell, and command-line tools) are installed separately as part of the Remote Server Administration Tools.

    Do check the below link for better understanding


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