This topic describes how to troubleshoot when the DFS Replication service stops and generates DFSR event ID 1008.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
Event ID: 1008
Source: DFSR
Version: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 R2
Message: The DFS Replication service has stopped.
       

Causes

This can occur if an administrator stops the service for maintenance.

Resolutions

Wait for the DFS Replication service to start

No action is required.

DFS Replication will attempt to start the DFS Replication service 30 minutes after it stops.        

Manually start the DFS Replication service

To manually start the DFS Replication service, open an elevated command prompt window and then type the following command, where <servername> is the UNC path of the affected server:

Sc <servername> start dfsr

Note: To start a service, you must be a member of the local Administrators group on the affected server. You can also start services using the Services snap-in, the Windows PowerShell Start-Service cmdlet, or command-line tools such as net start.

Verification

DFS Replication logs DFSR event 1004 after the service starts. To confirm that the service is in the RUNNING state (also known as the Started state) remotely by using the sc command, open a command prompt window and then type the following command:

sc <servername> query dfsr

Note: To query the service state, you must be a member of the local Administrators group on the affected server.