Enable or Disable Replication

Follow this procedure to enable or disable replication.

To enable or disable replication for a specific connection
  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DFS Management.

  2. In the console tree, under the Replication node, click the replication group that contains the connection you want to edit.

  3. In the details pane, click the Connections tab.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • To disable a connection, right-click the connection, and then click Disable.

    • To enable a connection, right-click the connection, and then click Enable.

Additional considerations

  • Configuration changes are not applied immediately to all members. The new configuration must be replicated to all domain controllers, and each member in the replication group must poll its closest domain controller to obtain the changes. The amount of time this takes depends on AD DS replication latency and the long polling interval (60 minutes) on each member. To poll immediately for configuration changes, open a command prompt window and then type the following command once for each member of the replication group: dfsrdiag.exe PollAD /Member:DOMAIN\Server1.

  • Microsoft does not support one-way connections for DFS Replication. Creating a one-way replication connection can cause numerous issues including health check topology errors, staging issues, and issues with the DFS Replication database. To create a one-way connection, instead make the replicated folder on the appropriate member read-only.

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