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Services Utility: File Replication Service

Display Name (?): File Replication
Short Name (?): NtFrs
Executable (?): ntfrs.exe
Library (?): None.
Depends On (?): COM+ Event System, Event Log, Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Supports (?): None.
Description (?): Allows files to be automatically copied and maintained simultaneously on multiple servers. If this service is stopped, file replication will not occur and servers will not synchronize. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
OS (?): NT4 Server, 2000 Server, Server 2003, Vista Server
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The file replication service is used in maintaining syncronized directories on multiple servers in a domain. It does this simultaneously and replicates the system volume SYSVOL to all properly authenticated domain controllers. This service can also work in conjunction with the distributed file system (DFS) allowing files to be replicated to configured targets. If you do not wish to use this feature on your server it is best to uninstall it through the add/remove components dialog rather than disabling it. This service also greatly differs between NT4 and 2000+.

Please visit /tools/services/ for the complete Services utility.