Create a replication group
Updated: August 22, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2
Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DFS Management.
In the console tree, right-click the Replication node, and then click New Replication Group.
Follow the instructions in the New Replication Group Wizard.
When you create a new replication group, replication does not begin immediately. The topology and DFS Replication settings must be replicated to all domain controllers, and each member in the replication group must poll its closest domain controller to obtain these settings. The amount of time this takes depends on Active Directory replication latency and each member's long polling interval (60 minutes).
To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority to create replication groups and be a member of the local Administrators group on each member.
To check the status of replication, or to troubleshoot replication, create a diagnostic report. For more information, see Create a diagnostic report for DFS Replication.
ConceptsSecurity requirements for setting up and managing DFS Replication
Introduction to DFS Replication
DFS Replication requirements
Replication groups and replicated folders
Replication schedules and bandwidth
What to expect during initial replication