Cheat sheet for DFS-N and DFS-R on Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7

  Latest LDR DFSN/DFSR binaries for Windows 2008 R2/Windows 7 (as of 2012-05-31):     Server-side:   Dfssvc.exe latest patch: An access violation occurs on a domain controller that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2688074/en-us   Dfsrs.exe latest patch: DFS Replication service crashes when you perform a backup operation on a computer that is running Windows…

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Optimizing DFS Referrals: SiteCostedReferrals and PreferLogonDC

In a multi-site infrastructure you would under most circumstances want to make sure that the client is accessing Sysvol and Netlogon from a local DC, typically the logon server – or failing that to use the closest DC as determined by the replication costs defined on the site links in AD Sites & Services. Two…

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Using Ultrasound for troubleshooting FRS

The Ultrasound tool is excellent for monitoring your FRS servers, it is however rarely something that we (Microsoft PSS or CTS) use as part of troubleshooting FRS issues that come in. The reason for that is simple; we usually get involved at the point where a problem already exists and beginning the case by setting…

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