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The File Replication Service is having trouble enabling replication

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  • I have joine in the new compnay.They have domain controller problem.I fixed most of them but i am unable to solve this problem and the group policy not working properly...Dcdiag report showing this error...

    The File Replication Service is having trouble enabling replication from ..... to .... for c:\windows\sysvol\domain using the DNS name ........ FRS will keep retrying.

                 Following are some of the reasons you would see this warning.

     

                 [1] FRS can not correctly resolve the DNS name ........... from this computer.

                 [2] FRS is not running on ...........

                 [3] The topology information in the Active Directory Domain Services for this replica has not yet replicated to all the Domain Controllers.

    Please help me to fix this problem

     

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5:47 AM

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  • There are a lot of suggestions for this error on

    http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=13508&eventno=349&source=NtFrs&phase=1

    How many DC do you have in the n/w.This could be also due to dns misconfig or FRS in Journal Wrap error state,required port not open on h/w firewall for AD replication,n/w connectivity issue,etc

    Ensure the following on DC:
    1. Each DC / DNS server points to its private IP address as primary DNS server and other remote/local DNS servers as secondary in TCP/IP properties.
    2. Each DC has just one IP address and single network adapter is enabled.
    3. Contact your ISP and get valid DNS IPs from them and add it in to the forwarders, Do not set public DNS server in TCP/IP setting of DC.
    4. Once you are done, run "ipconfig /flushdns & ipconfig /registerdns", restart DNS and NETLOGON service each DC.
    Do not put private DNS IP addresses in forwarder list.
    5.Assigning static IP address to DC if IP address is assigned by DHCP server to DC.It is strongly not recommended

    Active Directory Firewall Ports
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/acefekay/archive/2011/11/01/active-directory-firewall-ports-let-s-try-to-make-this-simple.aspx


    Hope this helps

    Regards,
    Sandesh Dubey.
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    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 6:08 AM
  • Also post the unedited IPconfig details of DC.

    Run dcdiag /q and repadmin /replsum to check for any errors and post the same.

    Hope this helps

    Regards,
    Sandesh Dubey.
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    MCSE|MCSA:Messaging|MCTS|MCITP:Enterprise Adminitrator
    My Blog: http://sandeshdubey.wordpress.com
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    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 6:18 AM
  • Hello,

    please upload the following files, so we can get an overview:

    ipconfig /all >c:\ipconfig.txt [all DCs]
    dcdiag /v /c /d /e /s:dcname >c:\dcdiag.txt
    netdiag /v >c:\netdiag.txt [from each DC, netdiag may work but isn't supported with Windows server 2008 and don't run on Windows server 2008 R2]
    repadmin /showrepl dc* /verbose /all /intersite >c:\repl.txt  ["dc* is a place holder for the starting name of the DCs if they all begin the same (if more then one DC exists)]
    dnslint /ad /s "DCipaddress" (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321045)

    As the output will become large, DON'T post them into the thread, please use Windows Sky Drive(with open access!) http://explore.live.com/windows-live-skydrive and add the link from it here. Also the /e in dcdiag scans the complete forest, so better run it on COB.


    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 8:32 AM
  • The error can be due to the problem in the sysvol folder. The content inside sysvol is corrupt or sysvol share is not reachable by the clients. Look for the FRS error event in the event log and make sure Sysvol share is shared and accessible from the network. The error can be timely due to network latency but if you see frequently this error you need to verify the sysvol share and its health.

    Also, post the relevant event id along with the details here for further assistance. You can refer below article how to troubleshoot FRS issues.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727056.aspx

     

    Regards


    Awinish Vishwakarma

    MY BLOG:  awinish.wordpress.com


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    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:15 AM
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  • I found the answer.Can anyone provide a screenshot step by step to recreate zone.

    It seems our issue was really caused by the fact that our DNS zone was originally created in Win2000.  These devices were eventually upgraded to Win2003, and most recently, migrated to 2008 R2.

    The actual solution was found in "Case 2" at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817470.

    Basically, Win2000 implemented _msdcs as a subfolder of the DNS zone.  The recommended config for 2003 and 2008 AD-Integrated DNS zones, is that _msdcs be moved to a separate AD-integrated primary zone as _msdcs.ForestFQDN.  However, the zones created in 2000 are not changed to this config when DNS is upgraded or migrated 2003 or 2008.

    The solution is to manually establish _msdcs.ForestFQDN as a separate AD-Integrated primary zone and remove the old subfolder (after successful config and replication).                

     

                        

    Thursday, May 03, 2012 5:00 AM
  • Hello,

    i am not sure if the change from the article will solve your problem. Of course it is recommended to change the _msdcs. I followed that article some years ago and it worked fine.

    Additional i would like to ask you again about the output files so we can have a better overview.


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    MVP, MCP, MCTS
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
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    Thursday, May 03, 2012 6:28 AM
  • As meinolf suggest post the log however if you are interested in screnshot you may refer below link,this Screenshot is of SBS however the DNS part will same for all OS version.

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2011/10/20/an-update-for-the-windows-small-business-server-2011-standard-migration-preparation-tool-is-available.aspx

    http://blog.ronnypot.nl/?p=879

    Best Regards,

    Sandesh Dubey.

    MCSE|MCSA:Messaging|MCTS|MCITP:Enterprise Adminitrator | My Blog

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by shehimcp Sunday, May 20, 2012 5:52 AM
    Thursday, May 03, 2012 7:19 AM