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Distributed File System Replication

The Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) service is a state-based, multimaster replication engine that supports replication scheduling and bandwidth throttling. DFSR uses a compression algorithm known as remote differential compression (RDC). RDC is a "diff-over-the wire" client/server protocol that can be used to efficiently update files over a limited-bandwidth network. RDC detects insertions, removals, and rearrangements of data in files, enabling DFSR to replicate only the changed file blocks when files are updated. For more information about DFSR, see Introduction to DFS Replication.

You can use the DFSR WMI provider to create tools for configuring and monitoring the DFSR service.

For more information, see the following topics:

Run-Time Requirements

DFSR is supported on Windows server operating systems. It is supported on Windows Vista, but it is not supported on any other Windows client operating systems.

For information about run-time requirements for a particular programming element, see the Requirements section of the documentation for that element.

DFS Technical Reference

FRS Technical Reference