DFS Management in Windows Server 2008 includes the ability to run a propagation test and generate two types of diagnostic reports—a propagation report and a general health report:
test Tests replication progress by creating a
test file in a replicated folder.
report Generates a report that tracks the
replication progress for the test file created during a propagation
report Generates a report that shows the
health of replication and replication efficiency.
Follow this procedure to create a diagnostic report for DFS replication.
|To create a diagnostic report for DFS replication|
Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DFS Management.
In the console tree, under the Replication node, right-click the replication group that you want to create a diagnostic report for, and then click Create Diagnostic Report.
Follow the instructions in the Diagnostic Report Wizard.
- To create a diagnostic report, you must be a
member of the local Administrators group on each server that you
prepare a report for.
- The amount of time necessary to generate a
diagnostic report will vary based on a number of factors,
including: DFS Replication health; the number of replicated
folders; available server resources (for example, CPU and memory);
WAN availability (connectivity, bandwidth, and latency); and the
chosen reporting options. Because of the potential delay in
creating diagnostic reports, we recommend creating diagnostic
reports for no more than 50 servers at a time.