ConvertFrom-DfsrGuid

Translates GUIDs to friendly names within a given replication group.

Syntax

ConvertFrom-DfsrGuid
           [-GroupName] <String[]>
           [-Guid] <Guid[]>
           [[-DomainName] <String>]
           [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The ConvertFrom-DfsrGuid cmdlet translates Distributed File System (DFS) Replication GUIDs to friendly names within a given replication group. DFS Replication uses GUIDs to represent the friendly names of various objects and metadata. DFS Replication writes these GUIDs to Active Directory, XML files, the event log, and debug logs. This cmdlet converts GUIDs for connections (connid), replicated folders (csid), replication groups (rgid), volumes (volumeid), members (memberid), and databases (dbguid).

Examples

Example 1: Convert a GUID to a friendly name

PS C:\> ConvertFrom-DfsrGuid -GroupName RG01 -Guid 9268F23A-7701-4184-8B8B-4BFDBB8AC411

GroupName              : RG01
FolderName             : RF01
DomainName             : corp.contoso.com
Identifier             : 9268f23a-7701-4184-8b8b-4bfdbb8ac411
Description            : 
FileNameToExclude      : {~*, *.bak, *.tmp}
DirectoryNameToExclude : {}
DfsnPath               :
IsDfsnPathPublished    : False

This command uses the ConvertFrom-DfsrGuid cmdlet to convert a replicated folder GUID to its friendly details.

Example 2: Determine which server originated a file modification

PS C:\> Get-DfsrIdRecord -Path C:\rf01\canary.bmp | Format-List global* GlobalVersionSequenceNumber : {B34A6F21-A20D-402D-9BE1-467309C21CDF}-v20
PS C:\> ConvertFrom-DfsrGuid -GroupName Rg01 -guid B34A6F21-A20D-402D-9BE1-467309C21CDF

ComputerName : SRV01
DomainName   : corp.contoso.com
VolumeGuid   : 9ee0fc3b-a906-11e2-8f95-806e6f6e6963
SerialNumber : 903727946
Path         : \\.\C: 
DatabaseGuid : B34A6F21-A20D-402D-9BE1-467309C21CDF

This example looks up a Global Version Sequence Number (GUID) for a file, and then looks up the name of the server that originated that change.

The first command uses the Get-DfsrIdRecord cmdlet to lookup a file's Global Version Sequence Number (GUID).

The second command looks up the server that originated the change.

Required Parameters

-GroupName

Specifies an array of names of replication groups. If you do not specify this parameter, the cmdlet queries for all participating replication groups. You can use a comma separated list and the wildcard character (*).

Type:String[]
Aliases:RG, RgName
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Guid

Specifies an array of GUID values to convert to a friendly name.

Type:Guid[]
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-DomainName

Specifies the NetBIOS name or fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for the Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) domain that contains the replication group. If you do not specify this parameter, the cmdlet uses the domain of the current user.

Type:String
Position:100
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

Microsoft.DistributedFileSystemReplication.DfsReplicationGroup, Guid

Outputs

Microsoft.DistributedFileSystemReplication.DfsReplicationGroup, Microsoft.DistributedFileSystemReplication.DfsReplicatedFolder, Microsoft.DistributedFileSystemReplication.DfsrMember, Microsoft.DistributedFileSystemReplication.DfsrMembership, Microsoft.DistributedFileSystemReplication.DfsrConnection, Microsoft.DistributedFileSystemReplication.DfsrVolume