Saturday, April 16, 2011

The image file DFS Replication is valid, but is for a machine type other than the current machine

I was testing DFS on a couple of Windows 2003 x86 boxes with windows 2003 domain controller last week when I hit a roadblock with this error.
"The image file DFS Replication is valid, but is for a machine type other than the current machine"

I could not figure out what had gone wrong as DFS configuration went off smoothly but the DFS service would not start.
On deeper investigation I found that I had accidentally inserted the wrong CD when the DFS configuration was going on.
I inserted windows 2003 64-bit R2 CD instead of the 32-bit one.
To rectify the same I had to remove the fileserver role on the two Windows boxes in question, then remove DFS from Control Panel >> Add/Remove Windows components and then restart the entire process of adding fileserver role and enabling DFS.
Hope this helps someone.
Cheers.

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