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20130718: NETID domain SYSVOL change

A service change is planned for the UWWI NETID domain service.


What and When:

On Friday July 26 2013 after business hours, we will migrate the NETID domain SYSVOL share from FRS to DFSR.


What you need to do:

Users may experience brief errors or logon failures if they logon during a small window of time after business hours on 7/26. Users will just need to logon again a minute later if affected. Otherwise no impact is expected.


More info:

During the transition period, each NETID domain controller will stop sharing SYSVOL and then start sharing it again. This brief period of time between can cause logon problems.


The DFSR technology has been available with SYSVOL for some time, but we haven’t prioritized making this transition previously. DFSR is more resilient than FRS and plays better across sites. FRS is also deprecated with the next release of Windows Server (expected this year), so we must move off this technology before we introduce any domain controllers with the next release.


We have tested this transition with an offline copy of the NETID domain, so expect no problems.