Specifically, I’ll cover the most common causes of slow replication and what you can do about them. File name: This command shows up to the first 100 file names, and also gives an accurate snapshot count.Update: Make sure you also read this much newer post to avoid common mistakes that can lead to instability or poor performance: start with ‘slow’. Running it a few times over an hour and give you some basic trends.

Missing Windows Server 2003 Network QFE Hotfixes or Service Pack 2 Over the course of its lifetime there have been a few hotfixes for Windows Server 2003 that resolved intermittent issues with network connectivity.

Those issues generally affected RPC and led to DFSR (which relies heavily on RPC) to be a casualty.

Has it always been too slow for your needs and now you’ve just gotten fed up? Check out the Windows Server 2003 Technical Reference for plenty of detail on Perfmon and visit our sister Ask Perf blog. EXE Propagation Test and Propagation Report By running DFSRDIAG.

What will you consider acceptable performance so that you know when you’ve gotten it fixed? EXE you can create test files then measure their replication times in a very granular way.

Double-click a replicated folder and select the Advanced tab to view or change the Quota (in megabytes) setting.

Your event will look like: The DFS Replication service has detected that the staging space in use for the replicated folder at local path D:\Data\General is above the high watermark. Today I’d like to talk about troubleshooting DFS Replication (i.e.the DFSR service included with Windows Server 2003 R2, not to be confused with the File Replication Service).Trust me when I say that vendors don’t release new binaries at heavy cost to themselves unless there’s a reason for them.Check your vendor web pages at least once a quarter and test test test.If you’ve artificially throttled the bandwidth to 16Kbps on a T3 line things will get pokey. You can also use the tool to export the schedule to a text file from the command-line. The values are either in megabits per second (M) or kilobits per second (K).