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Update the FRS or DFS Replication Member Object

Updated: October 15, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use this procedure to update the File Replication Service (FRS) or Distributed File System (DFS) Replication member object after you rename a domain controller. This object must be updated with the new domain controller name so that the domain controller can replicate SYSVOL.

For more information about this procedure, see article 316826 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=82821).

Membership in Domain Admins, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).

  1. On the Start menu, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. On the View menu, click Advanced Features.

  3. Expand the domain node, System, File Replication Service, and Domain System Volume (SYSVOL share). The <DomainControllerName> objects below Domain System Volume (SYSVOL share) are the FSR Member objects that correspond to domain controllers in the domain. Find the <DomainControllerName> object that shows the old name of the domain controller.

  4. Right-click the FRS Member object for the old name of the domain controller, and then click Rename.

  5. Type the new name of the domain controller.

  6. To verify the name change, open ADSI Edit: On the Start menu, point to Administrative Tools, and then click ADSI Edit.

    View the fRSMemberReference attribute of the object CN=Domain System Volume (SYSVOL share),CN=NTFRS Subscriptions,CN=<DomainControllerName>,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=<DomainName> and confirm that the value in CN=<DomainControllerName> is the new name.

  1. On the Start menu, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. On the View menu, click Advanced Features.

  3. Expand the domain node, System, DFSR-GlobalSettings, Domain System Volume, and Topology. The <DomainControllerName> objects below Domain System Volume are the msDFSR-Member objects that correspond to domain controllers in the domain. Find the <DomainControllerName> object that shows the old name of the domain controller.

  4. Right-click the msDFSR-Member object for the old name of the domain controller, and then click Rename.

  5. Type the new name of the domain controller.

  6. To verify the name change, open ADSI Edit: On the Start menu, point to Administrative Tools, and then click ADSI Edit.

    View the msDFSR-MemberReference attribute of the object CN=Domain System Volume,CN=DFSR-LocalSettings,CN=<DomainControllerName>,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=<DomainName> and confirm that the value in CN=<DomainControllerName> is the new name.

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