This object monitors the DFS Replication service and creates a Critical alert if it stops.
An unhealthy state of this monitor indicates that the DFS Replication service is stopped. This can occur if an administrator stops the service for maintenance.
Wait for the DFS Replication service to start
No action is required. DFS Replication will attempt to start the DFS Replication service 30 minutes after it stops.
To manually start the DFS Replication service, do one of the following:
From the Operations console, click Start DFS Replication Service.
Open an elevated command prompt window and then type the following command, where <servername>is the UNC path of the affected server: Sc <servername> start dfsr
Note: To start a service, you must be a member of the local Administrators group on the affected server. You can also start services using the Services snap-in, the Windows PowerShell Start-Service cmdlet, or command-line tools such as net start.
This monitor automatically resets to a healthy state when the DFS Replication service starts.
To confirm that the service is in the STARTED state, do one of the following:
From the Operations console, click Query DFS Replication Service Status.
Open a command prompt window and then type the following command: sc <servername> query dfsr
Note: To query the service state, you must be a member of the local Administrators group on the affected server.