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Article ID: 2607047 - Last Review: January 9, 2012 - Revision: 4.0

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An update is now available for the DFS Replication (DFSR) Management interface for Windows Server 2008 R2-based computers and for Windows 7-based computers. This update increases the discoverability of the existing guidance from Microsoft about how to configure DFSR staging folder quotas. This update also adds a link in the wizards to the following Microsoft TechNet topic:
Edit the Quota Size of the Staging Folder and Conflict and Deleted Folder (

Where to install this update

You should install this update on any Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer that has the DFS Replication role enabled or on any Windows 7 client that has the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) package installed for remotely managing a DFSR server. Follow the guidance that is provided in the updates to optimize DFSR performance and also to protect against unexpected downtime that may be caused by a misconfiguration of the staging folder quota.


This installation makes several significant interface updates and provides new guidance regarding the updated content. Specifically, this installation updates the following binary files:
  • dfsobjectmodel.dll
  • dfsmgmt.dll
  • dfsres.dll
This installation updates the following DFSR wizards:
  • New Replication Group
  • New Replicated Folder
Additionally, this installation updates the Replicated Folder Properties page in the wizards.

For example, after you install this update, you see the following updated wizard screen.
Note The updated content is indicated by the red box.
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New Replicated Folders

Restart information

After you install this update, you must close and then reopen the DFS Management interface to access the new guidance content. You do not have to restart the system or the DFSR service after you install this update.

How to obtain this update

Click the following link to obtain the appropriate update, depending on your operating system.

Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 edition (KB2607047) (
Update for x86-based versions of Windows 7 (KB2607047) (
Update for x64-based versions of Windows 7 (KB2607047) (

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
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