This topic describes how to troubleshoot when the DFS Replication service stops and generates DFSR event ID 1008.
This can occur if an administrator stops the service for maintenance.
No action is required.
DFS Replication will attempt to start the DFS Replication service 30 minutes after it stops.
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.
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.