Distributed File System Replication

The Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) service is a state-based, multi-master file replication engine that automatically copies updates to files and folders between computers that are participating in a common replication group. This service is installed as part of the File Services role.

This service is available on a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 in addition to the Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The following table identifies the application protocols, network protocols, and ports used by the Distributed File System service:

Application protocol Network protocol Ports
RPC TCP 5722 (domain controller only)
Randomly allocated high TCP ports TCP Random port number between 1024 and 65535

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