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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • In a network environment, you manage a file server that is running Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • You use Distributed File System (DFS) Replication to back up files from an upstream server to a downstream server.
  • You stop the DFS Replication service. Then, you move or rename some folders or some files on the upstream server.
  • You restart the DFS Replication service.
In this scenario, the folders or files on the upstream server are deleted because of name conflicts with the downstream server.

For example, assume that you create the following folders on the upstream server in a network environment:
  • CSROOT\FolderA
  • CSROOT\FolderA\FolderB
Then, assume that you perform the following actions on the upstream server after you stop the DFS Replication service:
  • You rename CSROOT\FolderA as CSROOT\FolderC.
  • You create CSROOT\FolderA, and then you move CSROOT\FolderC\FolderB to CSROOT\FolderA.
  • You delete CSROOT\FolderC.
In this example, you find that the move operation or the rename operation is not replicated to the downstream server after you restart the DFS Replication service. Additionally, the files under the FolderA folder are deleted on the upstream server when DFS Replication runs a conflict-resolution algorithm on the downstream server.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because of a logic error in DFS Replication.

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 one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Additionally, the DFS Replication service under the File Server role must be installed on the computer.
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
For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or a Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976932/ ) Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Restart requirement

You may have to 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 2003 R2 file information notes
  • In addition to the files that are listed in these tables, this hotfix also installs an associated security catalog file (KBnumber.cat) that is signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
W03a3409.dll5.2.3790.471544,54409-Jul-201004:25x86SP2
Dfsr.exe5.2.3790.47991,715,20018-Nov-201017:35x86SP2
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Dfsr.exe5.2.3790.47993,614,20822-Nov-201005:22x64SP2Not applicable
W03a3409.dll5.2.3790.471545,05622-Nov-201005:22x64SP2Not applicable
Ww03a3409.dll5.2.3790.471544,54422-Nov-201005:22x86SP2WOW
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.xxxxx 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" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. 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 applicable66,51120-Nov-201018:19Not applicable
Dfsrress.dll6.0.6001.228012,04820-Nov-201020:24x86
Dfsrs.exe6.0.6001.228012,252,28820-Nov-201020:26x86
Dfsrprovs.mofNot applicable66,51120-Nov-201018:23Not applicable
Dfsrress.dll6.0.6002.225292,04820-Nov-201020:46x86
Dfsrs.exe6.0.6002.225292,254,84820-Nov-201020:47x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsrprovs.mofNot applicable66,51120-Nov-201018:21Not applicable
Dfsrress.dll6.0.6001.228012,04820-Nov-201021:18x64
Dfsrs.exe6.0.6001.228013,691,00820-Nov-201021:21x64
Dfsrprovs.mofNot applicable66,51120-Nov-201018:23Not applicable
Dfsrress.dll6.0.6002.225292,04820-Nov-201021:01x64
Dfsrs.exe6.0.6002.225293,694,59220-Nov-201021:04x64
Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" 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
    6.1.760 0 . 20xxxWindows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
    6.1.760 1 . 17xxxWindows Server 2008 R2SP1GDR
    6.1.760 1 . 21xxxWindows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • 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 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsrprovs.mofNot Applicable75,20013-Jul-200920:20Not Applicable
Dfsrs.exe6.1.7600.209284,530,68819-Mar-201107:31x64
Dfsrprovs.mofNot Applicable75,20020-Nov-201003:51Not Applicable
Dfsrress.dll6.1.7601.175142,04820-Nov-201012:57x64
Dfsrs.exe6.1.7601.216874,531,20019-Mar-201107:37x64

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 the similar issue in Windows Server 2003 or in Windows Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
979646  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979646/ ) Some folders or some files are unexpectedly deleted on the upstream server after you restart the DFS Replication service

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)22-Nov-2010
Time (UTC)09:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22801_none_9e165b55c0e3f3a7.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size42,651
Date (UTC)20-Nov-2010
Time (UTC)22:31
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22529_none_9fef2fb5be134b65.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size42,651
Date (UTC)20-Nov-2010
Time (UTC)23:32
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_6.0.6001.22801_none_fa34f6d9794164dd.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size42,691
Date (UTC)20-Nov-2010
Time (UTC)23:37
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22529_none_fc0dcb397670bc9b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size42,691
Date (UTC)20-Nov-2010
Time (UTC)23:44
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size45,504
Date (UTC)22-Nov-2010
Time (UTC)09:09
PlatformNot applicable

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20928_none_fa4e294cda628b08.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size35,681
Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)18:33
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-dfsr-core-serveronly_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21687_none_fbf2a49ad7ba881c.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size35,681
Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)18:33
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,661
Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)18:33
PlatformNot Applicable

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
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