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AD: Migrate FRS to DFSR

Posted by bartvdw on 1919/1111/2012

Short background: FRS is used to replicate SYSVOL between domain controllers since Windows Server 2000. However starting with WS2008 you can migrate to DFSR for this replication, if you meet the requirements ofcourse.

Below some great resources which explain why you want to migrate and how to execute it.

SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 1 – Introduction to the SYSVOL migration process
http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2008/02/08/sysvol-migration-series-part-1-introduction-to-the-sysvol-migration-process.aspx

SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 2 – Dfsrmig.exe: The SYSVOL migration tool
http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/archive/2008/02/14/sysvol-migration-series-part-2-dfsrmig-exe-the-sysvol-migration-tool.aspx

SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 3 – Migrating to the Prepared State
http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/archive/2008/03/05/sysvol-migration-series-part-3-migrating-to-the-prepared-state.aspx

SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 4 – Migrating to the ‘REDIRECTED’ state
http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/archive/2008/03/17/sysvol-migration-series-part-4-migrating-to-the-redirected-state.aspx

SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 5 – Migrating to the ‘ELIMINATED’ state
http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/archive/2008/03/19/sysvol-migration-series-part-5-migrating-to-the-eliminated-state.aspx

FRS to DFSR Migration Tool Released
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/05/27/frs-to-dfsr-migration-tool-released.aspx

Migrating SYSVOL replication from NTFRS to DFSR using Windows Server 2008 R2
http://www.virtuallyimpossible.co.uk/migrating-sysvol-replication-from-ntfrs-to-dfsr/

FRS to DFSR migration guide published
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/04/20/frs-to-dfsr-migration-guide-published.aspx

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One Response to “AD: Migrate FRS to DFSR”

  1. Tom said

    Additional linkage;

    DFSR SYSVOL Migration FAQ: Useful trivia that may save your follicles:
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2009/01/05/dfsr-sysvol-migration-faq-useful-trivia-that-may-save-your-follicles.aspx

    Verifying File Replication during the Windows Server 2008 DFSR SYSVOL Migration – Down and Dirty Style:
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/05/22/verifying-file-replication-during-the-windows-server-2008-dfsr-sysvol-migration-down-and-dirty-style.aspx

    Data loss occurs after you use the Dfsrmig.exe tool to migrate the SYSVOL share from the FRS to the DFSR service in a Windows Server 2008-based domain:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;967326

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