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Article ID: 958802 - Last Review: September 10, 2011 - Revision: 13.0

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If you have deployed DFS Namespaces or DFS Replication, we recommend that you review and install the following hotfixes.

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DFS Namespaces

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Date addedKB article numberArticle title Why we recommend this hotfixHotfix type and availability
5/24/20112215778  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2215778/LN/ ) The RODCs are not included in a response to a DFS referral request from a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 SP2
This hotfix contains the most current version of Dfssvc.exe program. To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed on the computer. This hotfix is available for individual download.
7/06/2007938666  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938666/LN/ ) Event ID 2019 is logged in the System log when a DFS domain root server stops responding on a Windows Server 2003-based server This hotfix contains the most current version of Dfs.sys program. This hotfix improves the DFS service management of allocated nonpaged pools that results in better resource management.To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 SP1 or Windows Server 2003 SP2 installed on the computer. This hotfix is available for individual download.

DFS Replication

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Date addedKB article numberArticle title Why we recommend this hotfixHotfix type and availability
1/18/20112462352  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2462352/LN/ ) DFSR fails from a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 to a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 R2
This hotfix contains the most current version of DFSR.exe for Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2.Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 must be installed before you apply this hotfix.
3/15/2010979646  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979646/LN/ ) Some folders or some files are unexpectedly deleted on the upstream server after you restart the DFS Replication serviceThis hotfix contains the most current version of DFSR.exe for Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2.Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 must be installed before you apply this hotfix.
2/3/2009967357  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967357/LN/ ) Some files are missing on a Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer after a DFSR replicationThis hotfix contains the most current version of DFSR.exe for Windows Server 2003 R2.Windows Server 2003 R2 must be installed before you apply this hotfix.
5/24/2011953325  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953325/LN/ ) A Windows Server 2003- or 2008-based computer becomes unresponsive because the paged pool memory is exhausted when an application calls the GetFileAttributesEx and MoveFileEx functions on lots of filesThis hotfix contains the most current version of Ntfs.sys. It addresses an issue in which antivirus software and NTFS can subsume USN updates, leading DFSR not to work. To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 SP2, or Windows Server 2008 installed.
6/26/2008954968  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954968/LN/ ) Subfolder file content on an upstream member does not match subfolder file content on downstream members in a DFSR configuration in Windows Server 2003 R2This hotfix contains the most current version of Quota.sys. The hotfix and article resolution steps should be referenced when the File Server Resource Management (FSRM) tool is used to create a hard quota on a subfolder under a replicated folder.Windows Server 2003 R2 must be installed before you apply this hotfix.
5/22/2008953527  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953527/LN/ ) An event ID 6002 that references Distributed File System replication is logged several times a day on a Windows Server 2003 R2-based computerThis hotfix contains the most current version of Dfsmgmt.dll.Windows Server 2003 R2 must be installed before you apply this hotfix.
2/15/2007933061  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933061/LN/ ) A hotfix is available that improves the stability of the Windows Management Instrumentation repository in Windows Server 2003A hotfix is available for Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) in Windows Server 2003. This hotfix improves the stability of the WMI repository. The hotfix includes many of the improvements that are available in WMI in Windows Vista.To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 SP1 or Windows Server 2003 SP2 installed.
1/8/2007919633  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919633/LN/ ) You may receive an error message when you try to run the DFS Management snap-in on a Windows Server 2003 R2-based computerThis hotfix addresses error messages that are displayed because of a corrupted access control entry (ACE) in Active Directory directory service. If this hotfix is not installed, you might be unable to add a new namespace to the DFS Management snap-in, or you might be unable to create a new replication group.You must have the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 installed before you apply this hotfix. This hotfix is scheduled to be included with the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1.
7/7/2006912154  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912154/LN/ ) You cannot create a diagnostic report for DFS replication on a Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer during the month of DecemberThis hotfix makes sure that you can generate diagnostic reports in December 2006 and successive Decembers.Post Windows Server 2003 SP1 hotfix. Available for individual download and as part of Windows Server 2003 SP2.
9/26/2005908521  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908521/LN/ ) Office Outlook 2003 may stop responding on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP because of a problem in the RPC engineThis hotfix addresses replication failures that are caused by remote procedure call (RPC) issues. If you do not install this hotfix, you might see replication backlogs increasing (These increases are listed in the health report) over a period of days, and there are no associated error messages in the event logs.Post Windows Server 2003 SP1 hotfix. Available for individual download and as part of Windows Server 2003 SP2.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968429  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968429/ ) List of currently available hotfixes for Distributed File System (DFS) technologies in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2008 R2

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