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eZine: The end of File Replication Service
The introduction of Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) with Windows Server 2003 R2 was a welcome addition for administrators burdened for years with the poorly implemented File Replication Service (FRS). With DFSR, Microsoft created a completely new (and more reliable) replication engine from scratch. Unfortunately, at that point DFSR could only be used to replicate DFS data, so SYSVOL data replication still required FRS. Now, with the release of Windows Server 2008, administrators can use DFSR for SYSVOL replication - putting an end to FRS once and for all. The catch? A tricky migration process when upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to 2008.
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Systems Software Engineer, Hewlett-Packard
Gary Olsen is a systems software engineer for Hewlett-Packard in Global Solutions Engineering. He authored Windows 2000: Active Directory Design and Deployment and co-authored Windows Server 2003 on HP ProLiant Servers. Gary is a Microsoft MVP for Directory Services and formerly for Windows File Systems.
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