FILE01 (primary) => FILE01 => DC01
1. Check for errors
Run Eventvwr.exe >> DFS Replication
Open DFS Management >> Create Diagnostic Report
2. Restart services
Run Services.msc >> restart Windows Management Instrumentation and DFS Replication services
3. Check Permissions
Run ADSIedit.msc >> verify the “Authenticated Users” is set with the default READ permission on the following object:
The computer object of the DFS server
The DFSR-LocalSettings object under the DFS server computer object
After the permissions is set correct, please run “DFSRDIAG POLLAD” to pick up the changes.
4. Check DFS blockage
Another possible reason is that FSRM is configured as some types of files are blocked from DFS replication. When the DFSR filters are not set to match FSRM screens by extension and the files exist on the server before screening, this can lead to degraded DFSR performance and the files will never replicate.
If possible, please remove file screening and reconfigure it to remove files by extension or set a comparable DFSR filter rule to prevent replication attempts.