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You cannot create a replication group for data collection when the root of a drive is selected as the source on a Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer


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Symptoms

On a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer, you cannot create a replication group for data collection when the root of a drive is selected as the source. Additionally, the following event is logged:
Event ID: 4212 
Source: DFSR  
Type: Error  
Description:
The DFS Replication service could not replicate the replicated folder at local path E: because the staging path is invalid or inaccessible.

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Cause

This problem occurs because objects in the Active Directory directory service are configured incorrectly. Specifically, these objects do not reflect the correct path of the Staging and Conflict directory.

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Resolution

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

You must have Windows Server 2003 R2 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003 R2, x64-based versions
IA64:
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Dfsmgmt.dll5.2.3790.27632,949,12003-Aug-200616:14x86SP1SP1QFE
Dfsobjectmodel.dll5.2.3790.2763720,89603-Aug-200616:14x86SP1SP1QFE
Windows Server 2003 R2, x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Dfsmgmt.dll5.2.3790.27632,949,12003-Aug-200614:33x86SP1SP1QFE
Dfsobjectmodel.dll5.2.3790.2763720,89603-Aug-200614:33x86SP1SP1QFE
Dfsmgmt.dll5.2.3790.27632,949,12003-Aug-200614:33x86SP1SP1QFE
Dfsobjectmodel.dll5.2.3790.2763720,89603-Aug-200614:33x86SP1SP1QFE
Dfsmgmt.dll5.2.3790.27632,949,12003-Aug-200614:33x86SP1SP1QFE
Dfsobjectmodel.dll5.2.3790.2763720,89603-Aug-200614:33x86SP1SP1QFE
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Dfsmgmt.dll5.2.3790.27632,949,12003-Aug-200601:16x86SP1
Dfsobjectmodel.dll5.2.3790.2763720,89603-Aug-200601:16x86SP1

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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

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More information

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates


Important This hotfix does not let administrators replicate any volumes that contain a page file. If you try to do this, the following 4312 Event message will be logged in the DFS Replication event log:

The DFS Replication service failed to get folder information when walking the file system on a journal wrap or loss recovery due to repeated sharing violations encountered on a folder. The service cannot replicate the folder and files in that folder until the sharing violation is resolved.

You may also receive the following 6410 Event message:

Replicated folder is overlapping with a Windows system folder.

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Keywords: kbwinserv2003sp2fix, kbbug, kbfix, kbhotfixserver, kbqfe, kbpubtypekc, kbautohotfix, KB920335

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Article Info
Article ID : 920335
Revision : 10
Created on : 3/27/2007
Published on : 3/27/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 144