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JSI Tip 4104. Moving the FRS staging area requires a non-authoritative Restore?

In tip 2902, I explained how to deal with the FRS staging area becoming full.

In tip 3383, I described how to configure FRS via the registry.

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 265085 contains the following summary:

The File Replication Service (FRS) is a multi-threaded, multi-master replication engine that replaces the LAN Manager Replication Service (LMRepl) in Microsoft Windows NT 3.x and Windows NT 4.0. Windows 2000 domain controllers and servers use FRS to replicate system policy and login scripts for Windows 2000 and down-level clients. You can also use FRS to replicate files and folders between Windows 2000 servers that are hosting the same fault-tolerant Distributed File System (DFS) root or child replicas.

This article describes the relocation of the FRS staging directory for existing FRS replica sets. The steps in this article apply only to the releases of FRS in Windows 2000 Build 2195, Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2). For additional information about the process for relocating the staging directory for Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) and Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) releases of NTFRS, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

291823 How to Reset the File Replication Service Staging Folder to a Different Logical Drive

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