(Retail) Replicates files among multiple PCs keeping them in sync. On Client, it is used to roam folders between PCs; on server, it is used to provide high availability and local access across a wide area network (WAN). If the service is stopped, file replication does not occur, and the files on the server become out-of-date. If the service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will not start.
(Service Pack 1+) Enables you to synchronize folders on multiple servers across local or wide area network (WAN) network connections. This service uses the Remote Differential Compression (RDC) protocol to update only the portions of files that have changed since the last replication.
This service is installed by default, but if not needed, you may uninstall under Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off > Uncheck “Windows DFS Replication Service”.
Default Startup Type
|Vista Home Basic||Manual||Manual||Manual|
|Vista Home Premium||Manual||Manual||Manual|
Service Name (registry): DFSR
Display Name: DFS Replication
Default Path and Command Line Options
Log On As
Account: Local System Account
What service DFS Replication needs to function properly:
- COM+ Event System (HB, HP, B, U)
- Remote Procedure Call (RPC) (HB, HP, B, U)
- DCOM Server Process Launcher (HB, HP, B, U)
What other service require DFS Replication to function properly:
- None (HB, HP, B, U)
None at this time.