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Edit Replication Schedules and Bandwidth

Published: October 22, 2009

Updated: October 16, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

To edit the replication schedule or bandwidth for a replication group or connection, or to force replication with a specific member of a replication group, use the following procedures.

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To edit the replication schedule or bandwidth for members of a replication group by using Windows PowerShell, use the Set-DfsrConnectionSchedule and Set-DfsrGroupSchedule cmdlets. To force replication immediately, use the Sync-DfsReplicationGroup cmdlet. The DFSR Windows PowerShell module was introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2.

To edit the replication schedule and bandwidth

  • To edit the schedule and bandwidth for a replication group, use the following steps:

    1. In the console tree under the Replication node, right-click the replication group with the schedule that you want to edit, and then click Edit Replication Group Schedule .

    2. Use the Edit Schedule dialog box to control when replication occurs, as well as the maximum amount of bandwidth replication can consume.

  • To edit the schedule and bandwidth for a specific connection, use the following steps:

    1. In the console tree under the Replication node, select the appropriate replication group.

    2. Click the Connections tab, right-click the connection that you want to edit, and then click Properties .

    3. Click the Schedule tab, select Custom connection schedule and then click Edit Schedule .

    4. Use the Edit Schedule dialog box to control when replication occurs, as well as the maximum amount of bandwidth replication can consume.

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Configuration changes are not applied immediately to all members except when using the Suspend-DfsReplicationGroup and Sync-DfsReplicationGroup cmdlets. The new configuration must be replicated to all domain controllers, and each member in the replication group must poll its closest domain controller to obtain the changes. The amount of time this takes depends on AD DS replication latency and the long polling interval (60 minutes) on each member. To poll immediately for configuration changes, open a command prompt window and then type the following command once for each member of the replication group: dfsrdiag.exe PollAD /Member:DOMAIN\Server1. To do so from a Windows PowerShell session, use the Update-DfsrConfigurationFromAD cmdlet, which was introduced on Windows Server 2012 R2.

To force replication immediately

  1. In the console tree, under the Replication node, select the appropriate replication group.

  2. Click the Connections tab.

  3. Right-click the member you want to use to replicate, and then click Replicate Now .