DFS-R: Replicated folder must be enabled for replication

Updated: April 27, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

This topic is intended to address a specific issue identified by a Best Practices Analyzer scan. You should apply the information in this topic only to computers that have had the File Services Best Practices Analyzer run against them and are experiencing the issue addressed by this topic. For more information about best practices and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer.

Operating System

Windows Server 2008 R2


File Services






Replication has been disabled for the replicated folder '{0}' that belongs to replication group '{1}'.


Changes made to the data will not be replicated to or from the server '{2}'. As a result, the contents of the replicated folder '{0}' may become stale.


Use DFS Management to enable the replicated folder '{0}' that belongs to replication group '{1}' on '{2}'.

To enable replication for the replicated folder, use the following procedure:

To enable replication for a specific member

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DFS Management.

  2. In the console tree, under the Replication node, click the replication group that contains the membership that you want to enable.

  3. In the details pane, click the Memberships tab.

  4. Right-click the replicated folder for the specific member and then click Enable.


Membership changes are not applied immediately. The membership changes must be replicated to all domain controllers, and the member must poll its closest domain controller to obtain the changes. The amount of time this takes depends on AD DS replication latency and the short polling interval (5 minutes) on the member.