[cifs-protocol] [REG: 111082117135230] Initial replication of sysvol through FRS

Edgar Olougouna edgaro at microsoft.com
Sat Aug 20 22:48:45 MDT 2011

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-----Original Message-----
From: Matthieu Patou [mailto:mat at samba.org] 
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2011 3:19 PM
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Subject: Initial replication of sysvol through FRS

Hello dochelp,

I've got a question related to initial replication of sysvol, I've noticed that if I join a W2K3 DC to a samba4 domain, where a samba4 DC is already the FRS master and all LDAP entries related to FRS are created, then the new DC will add entries in CN=<name of sysvol 
object>,CN=File Replication Service,CN=System,DC=w2k,DC=domain,DC=tld
and under its own object (in OU=Domain
Controllers,DC=w2k,DC=domain,DC=tld, for instance under CN=S1-W2K3R2,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=w2k,DC=domain,DC=tld).

The question that I have is the following: given the fact that the nTFRSReplicaSet object for sysvol replication can have a different name than "Domain System Volume (SYSVOL share)", and given the fact that fRSVersionGUID and fRSReplicaSetGUID are not used as indicated in NTFRS Replica Set Object and in behavior note <26> (about Section, how a new DC locate the correct replica-set ?

I somehow have the feeling that it will use frsReplicaSetGUID in order to locate the correct replica. If not how ?

Can you explain ?



Matthieu Patou
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