Windows Server 2008 R2 DFSR Features

Ned here again. The cat is out of the bag now and we’re a little more free to talk about DFSR features that are planned (not guaranteed – planned) to release with Windows Server 2008 R2. Our friends at the File Cabinet blog have posted an excellent writeup – definitely worth a look:

DFS Replication: What’s new in Windows Server™ 2008 R2

Here’s the short and sweet list of areas that were added or improved:

  • Support for Windows Failover Clusters
  • Read-only Replicated Folders (now with true filter driver support)
  • SYSVOL on Read-only Domain Controllers (leveraging the improved Read-only functionality)
  • Diagnostics Improvements (DFSRDIAG adds support for replication state, record translation, and file hash checking for pre-seeding)

You can try all these out in a test environment right now – hurry up and grab the ISO’s before it’s too late.

– Ned ‘The Short Simpson’ Pyle