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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a computer that is running Windows Server 2008.
  • You use the Distributed File System (DFS) Replication service migration tool (Dfsrmig.exe) to migrate the Domain System Volume (SYSVOL share) on the computer.
  • You try to migrate the SYSVOL share from the File Replication Service (FRS) to the DFS Replication service.
In this scenario, the migration process does not move beyond the Start state.

CAUSE

The issue occurs because incorrect logic exists in the Dfsrmig.exe utility. Because of this incorrect logic, the utility blocks the migration process when the utility successfully obtains the full DNS name of the current domain controller. The utility does this because it does not receive information to indicate that it has successfully obtained the DNS name.

RESOLUTION

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 the problem described in this article. 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 website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
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

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2). Additionally, you must have the DFS Replication role service installed. For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968849/ ) How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Server 2008 file information notes
Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600 1 . 22xxxWindows Server 2008SP1LDR
    6.0.600 2 . 22xxxWindows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the release version of Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxxx version number.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important for maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsrprovs.mofNot applicable66,51115-Jul-201011:19Not applicable
Dfsrress.dll6.0.6001.227292,04815-Jul-201013:07x86
Dfsrs.exe6.0.6001.227292,246,65615-Jul-201013:08x86
Dfsrprovs.mofNot applicable66,51115-Jul-201011:20Not applicable
Dfsrress.dll6.0.6002.224472,04815-Jul-201013:40x86
Dfsrs.exe6.0.6002.224472,249,72815-Jul-201013:40x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsrprovs.mofNot applicable66,51115-Jul-201011:19Not applicable
Dfsrress.dll6.0.6001.227292,04815-Jul-201013:27x64
Dfsrs.exe6.0.6001.227293,679,23215-Jul-201013:30x64
Dfsrprovs.mofNot applicable66,51115-Jul-201011:21Not applicable
Dfsrress.dll6.0.6002.224472,04815-Jul-201013:53x64
Dfsrs.exe6.0.6002.224473,682,81615-Jul-201013:55x64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about SYSVOL migration, visit the following websites:
SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 1 – Introduction to the SYSVOL migration process (http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2008/02/08/sysvol-migration-series-part-1-introduction-to-the-sysvol-migration-process.aspx)
SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 2 – Dfsrmig.exe: The SYSVOL migration tool (http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2008/02/14/sysvol-migration-series-part-2-dfsrmig-exe-the-sysvol-migration-tool.aspx)
For more information about the GetLastError function, visit the following Microsoft website:
GetLastError Function (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms679360(v=VS.85).aspx)
For more information about the system error codes (errors 500 to 999), visit the following Microsoft website:
System Error Codes (500-999) (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms681388(v=VS.85).aspx)
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size45,043
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)12:35
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22729_none_9e08bbe7c0ecf91a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size42,651
Date (UTC)15-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)15:11
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22447_none_9fd78d63be255372.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size42,651
Date (UTC)15-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)17:50
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22729_none_fa27576b794a6a50.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size42,691
Date (UTC)15-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)15:41
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22447_none_fbf628e77682c4a8.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size42,691
Date (UTC)15-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)18:18
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size45,504
Date (UTC)16-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)12:35
PlatformNot applicable

APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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