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DFS does not replicate the Target Folder

Hello,

We have 2 (Windows Server 2012 R2) DCs with DFS (namespace and replication services installed).

The problem is that the Target Folder is not replicated between servers.

Only the regular folders are replicated, and the reference folders (target folder) are not.

Target folders has file attribute is 0x10 (Directory). (https://docs.microsoft.com/ru-ru/archive/blogs/askds/dfsr-does-not-replicate-temporary-files)
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Can you tell me where to look?

Thanks.


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Any errors in the "DFS Replication" log file ?

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Yes.
I see this error:
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Text:
The DFS Replication service encountered an unsupported reparse point in a

replicated folder. This reparse point will not be replicated because the

replication of this type of reparse point is not supported by the DFS Replication

service.

Maybe need set addtional attribute - IO_REPARSE_TAG_SYMLINK? Perhaps this is the solution? Do not know. https://programtalk.com/python-examples/win32api.SetFileAttributes/
Link - https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/1680caf0-4494-4026-92cc-4dbbf130812a/dfsr-unsupported-reparse-point?forum=winserverfiles

But it not guerantee.


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No, hard links are not used.
Hard links cannot refer to a network path, and we need a network path (UNC).

We tried to use symbolic links, but there are problems with permissions and the fact that pdf files do not open.

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