Q. Is it possible to delegate DFS Replication management to non-administrators?

A. You can delegate the ability to manage DFS Replication through the DFS Management snap-in. Right-click the Replication node of the DFS Management and select Delegate Management Permissions and users can be added, giving them the right to create DFS-R replicas.

Delegating DFSR

If you just want a user to be able to manage a particular replica group, select Delegate Management Permissions from the context menu of the particular replica group.

Note that in addition to rights for DFSR, if the user is adding additional servers into a replica group, the user must be a local admin on the new box if it’s a member server or must be a Domain Admin if the new box is a domain controller.

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