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Summary

This article lists the hotfixes that are currently available for users who have installed the Distributed File System (DFS) technologies on a Windows Server 2008-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer.

INTRODUCTION

This article lists Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that describe the fixes. If you have installed DFS technologies on a Windows Server 2008-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer, we recommend that you review and install the hotfixes that are described in the "More Information" section.

Note The two technologies in DFS are DFS Replication (DFS-R) and DFS Namespaces (DFS-N).

More information

DFS Namespaces

Windows Server 2008 R2

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Date addedKnowledge Base ArticleTitleWhy we recommend this hotfixHotfix type and availability
08/20/20132639043  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2639043/ ) A robocopy command updates DACLs incorrectly in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
This hotfix contains the most current version of Robocopy.exe for Windows Server 2008 R2.To install this hotfix, you must have Windows 7, Windows 7 SP 1, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 installed.
09/28/20142761922  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2761922/ ) DFS namespace folders are deleted after you restart a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer
This hotfix contains the most current version of Dfssvc.exe for Windows Server 2008 R2 (RTM).To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 installed.
02/06/20142916627 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2916627) Stop Error 0x0000008E (KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED) when you try to access DFS in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
This client-side hotfix contains the most current version of dfsc.sys.To install this hotfix, you must have Windows 7 SP 1, or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP 1 installed.

Windows Server 2008

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Date addedKnowledge Base articleTitleWhy we recommend this hotfixHotfix type and availability
08/31/20122285823  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2285823/ ) The DFS Namespace service becomes inaccessible if the domain controller that plays the Inter-Site Topology Generator (ISTG) role is down on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computerThis hotfix contains the most current version of Dfssvc.exe.To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed. This hotfix is available for individual download.
09/03/20112549311  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2549311/ ) You cannot access a DFS share by using a valid user account in Windows Server 2008 R2, in Windows 7, in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008
This client-side hotfix contains the most current version of dfsc.sys.To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Vista SP2 or Windows Server 2008 SP2 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download.

DFS Replication

Windows Server 2008 R2

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Date addedKnowledge Base articleTitleWhy we recommend
this hotfix
Hotfix type and availability
0/13/20143002288  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3002288/ ) DFSR service freezes when it calls a method on a Windows-based server

This hotfix contains the most current version of Dfsrs.exe for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Note: For 2008 R2 (RTM) apply: 2725170  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2725170/ )
To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.
01/21/20122663685  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2663685/ ) Changes that are not replicated to a downstream server are lost on the upstream server after an automatic recovery process occurs in a DFS Replication environment in Windows Server 2008 R2This hotfix adds the ability to enable or disable automatic recovery of DFSR databases via a registry value in Windows Server 2008 R2. (StopReplicationOnAutoRecovery )To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.
11/18/2009975763  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975763/ ) DFS Replication does not use Remote Differential Compression (RDC) when replicating very large files on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2If you have a version of dfsrs.exe installed that is newer than 975763, you do not have to install this hotfix. However, you must still enable the registry change (RpcContextHandleTimeoutMs) that is specified in 975763 for the new behavior to take effect.To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 R2 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download and is included in Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.
05/21/20132851868   (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2851868/ ) "0x0000003B" Stop error when you use the DFSR service on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based This hotfix contains the most current version of Dfsrro.sys for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.
01/19/2010979564  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979564/ ) The DFS Replication Management Pack shows alerts for cluster network names that are in the “healthy” status on a Windows Server 2008 R2 failover clusterThis hotfix contains the most current version of Dfsrclus.dll for Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM.To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 R2 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download and is included in Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.
11/16/20122780453  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2780453/ ) Event ID 4114 and Event ID 4008 are logged in the DFS Replication log in Windows Server 2008 R2This hotfix contains the most current version of Dfsmgmt.dll for Windows Server 2008 R2 and SP1.

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Windows Server 2008

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Date addedKnowledge Base articleTitleWhy we recommend this hotfixHotfix type and availability
01/23/20132387778  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2387778/ ) You find a very large increase in the DFS Replication backlogsThis hotfix contains the most current version of Dfsrs.exe for Windows Server 2008 SP2.To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 SP2 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download.
03/18/20142951098  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2792165/ ) Event ID 137 is logged when you back up the system state in a 32-bit version of Windows Server 2008
This hotfix contains the most current version of Ntfs.sys for Windows Server 2008 SP2.To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 SP2 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download.
03/18/20112525064  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2525064/ ) Ntfs.sys driver takes a long time to mount a large volume in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008This hotfix contains the most current version of Ntfs.sys for Windows Server 2008 SP1.To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 SP1 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download and is included in Windows Server 2008 SP2.
02/02/2009962969  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962969/ ) Error message when you run Dfsradmin.exe to set membership properties in Windows Server 2008: "The property MemberSubscriptionReadOnly cannot be used"This hotfix resolves an issue with setting membership properties by using the Dfsradmin.exe command line tool.To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 SP1 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download and is included in Windows Server 2008 SP2.

DFS Replication - Sysvol Migration

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Date addedKnowledge Base articleTitleWhy we recommend this hotfixHotfix type and availability
01/11/2010978994  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978994/ ) Error message when you try to migrate the SYSVOL share from the FRS to the DFSR service in a Windows Server 2008 domain: "The parameter is incorrect" This hotfix contains the most current versions of Dfsrdiag.exe and Dfsrmig.exe for Windows Server 2008 SP2.To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 SP2 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download.
02/12/2009967326  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967326/ ) Data loss occurs after you use the Dfsrmig.exe tool to migrate the SYSVOL share from the FRS to the DFSR service in a Windows Server 2008-based domainThis hotfix contains the most current versions of Dfsrdiag.exe and Dfsrmig.exe if you do not have Windows Server 2008 SP2 installed. To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download and is included in Windows Server 2008 SP2.

Robocopy

Windows Server 2008 R2

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Date addedKnowledge Base ArticleTitleWhy we recommend this hotfixHotfix type and availability
06/07/20132680906  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2680906/ ) Robocopy.exe utility incorrectly skips some files during the file copy or backup process in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
This hotfix contains the most current version of robocopy.exe.

Robocopy can be used to pre-seed data (http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/02/12/get-out-and-push-getting-the-most-out-of-dfsr-pre-staging.aspx) for new replicated folders and is also used during the migration of Sysvol from FRS to DFSR.
To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 installed.

Windows Server 2008

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Date addedKnowledge Base articleTitleWhy we recommend this hotfixHotfix type and availability
06/07/20132646454  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2646454/ ) Robocopy.exe utility incorrectly skips some files during the file copy or backup process in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008This hotfix contains the most current version of robocopy.exe.

Robocopy can be used to pre-seed data (http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/02/12/get-out-and-push-getting-the-most-out-of-dfsr-pre-staging.aspx) for new replicated folders and is also used during the migration of Sysvol from FRS to DFSR.
To install this hotfix, you should have Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed. This hotfix is available for individual download.


DFS related Registry keys that have been introduced with hotfixes or security updates:


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Date Knowledge Base articleRegistry
01/21/20122663685  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2663685/ ) HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\DFSR\Parameters\StopReplicationOnAutoRecovery
11/18/2009967326  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967326/ ) HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\DFSR\Parameters\Settings\RpcContextHandleTimeoutMs


References

For more information about currently available hotfixes for Distributed File System (DFS) technologies in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows Server 2003 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
958802  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958802/ ) List of currently available hotfixes for Distributed File System (DFS) technologies in Windows Server 2003 R2


For more information about currently available hotfixes for the File Services technologies in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2473205  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2473205/ ) List of currently available hotfixes for the File Services technologies in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2008 R2



Applies to
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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