A long delay occurs when you manage a DFS replication group from Windows Server 2008 R2 or from Windows 7

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a Distributed File System (DFS) replication group in a domain. This DFS replication group contains many members.
  • Some members in the DFS replication group are not available.
  • You use the DFS Management Microsoft Management Console (MMC) (Dfsmgmt.msc) snap-in or the DFSRAdmin (Dfsradmin.exe) command-line tool to manage the replication group from a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7. For example, assume that you add a member to the DFS replication group.
In this scenario, you may experience a long delay for an operation. This delay may last several minutes to several hours.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because the Dfsmgmt.msc MMC snap-in and the Dfsradmin.exe command-line tool use an inefficient method to query the operating system (OS) information from members.

The Dfsmgmt.msc snap-in and the Dfsradmin.exe command-line tool use a remote procedure call (RPC) to query the OS versions of members in the group one by one. If one or more members are not available, the Dfsmgmt.msc snap-in or the Dfsradmin.exe command-line tool waits until the RPC times out before continuing to query other members. Therefore, a long delay occurs when some members in the group are not available. 

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
Additionally, a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 must have the DFS Replication service installed. Also, a computer that is running Windows 7 must have the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsobjectmodel.dll6.1.7600.206421,114,11212-Feb-201020:19x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsobjectmodel.dll6.1.7600.206421,114,11212-Feb-201009:55x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsobjectmodel.dll6.1.7600.206421,114,11212-Feb-201008:30x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how to create a replication group, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website:
How to create a replication group
To download the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7, visit the following Microsoft website:
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameMsil_dfsobjectmodel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20642_none_1f6c2fb1fadcb06b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,427
Date (UTC)12-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)20:41
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,458
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)01:37
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_586173c29915a17b4b015053839aa118_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20642_none_78a38aac430a634d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size685
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)01:37
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_586173c29915a17b4b015053839aa118_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20642_none_d4c2262ffb67d483.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size687
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)01:37
PlatformNot applicable
File nameMsil_dfsobjectmodel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20642_none_1f6c2fb1fadcb06b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,427
Date (UTC)12-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)21:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size2,911
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)01:37
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_586173c29915a17b4b015053839aa118_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20642_none_78a52ea243086c49.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size686
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)01:37
PlatformNot applicable
File nameMsil_dfsobjectmodel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20642_none_1f6c2fb1fadcb06b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,427
Date (UTC)12-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)21:13
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,670
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2010
Time (UTC)01:37
PlatformNot applicable

Properties

Article ID: 980642 - Last Review: February 25, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
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