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Is NTFRS required for LDAP to function on Windows Server 2003?

Is NTFRS required for LDAP to function on Windows Server 2003?

  • No
  • Yes
  • No, DFS is used by default and NTFRS is depreciate
  • Both NTFRS and DFS is needed for LDAP to function 


File Replication Service (FRS) is a Microsoft Windows Server service for distributing shared files and Group Policy Objects. It replaced the (Windows NT) Lan Manager Replication service,[1] and has been partially replaced by Distributed File System Replication. It is also known as NTFRS after the name of the executable file that runs the service.
One of the main uses of FRS is for the SYSVOL directory share. The SYSVOL directory share is particularly important in a Microsoft network as it is used to distribute files supporting Group Policy and scripts to client computers on the network. Since Group Policies and scripts are run each time a user logs on to the system, it is important to have reliability. Having multiple copies of the SYSVOL directory increases the resilience and spreads the workload for this essential service.
The SYSVOL directory can be accessed by using a network share to any server that has a copy of the SYSVOL directory (normally a Domain Controller) as shown below:
Or by accessing it using the domain name:
Servers that work together to provide this service are called Replication Partners.
To control file replication:
  1. Use the Active Directory Sites and Services from Administrative Tools.
  2. Select the Sites container to view a list of sites.
  3. Expand the site that to be viewed. This will provide the list of servers in that site.
  4. Expand the server to be viewed, right click the NTDS settings, and select Properties.
  5. Under the Connections tab, the list of servers that are being replicated can be seen.




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