Ned Pyle Migrates from FRS and DFSR!

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Richard talks to Ned Pyle from Microsoft Directory Services support. Ned, with his associate Ted Stephens, developed FRS2DFSR, a utility for assisting administrations migrating from File Replication Services (FRS) to Distributed File System Replication (DFSR). Check out Ned's blog post on the subject, with links to the white paper, the tool and operations guides on the subject at


Ned Pyle (@nerdpyle) is an 15 year Microsoft veteran and a Principal Program Manager in the Microsoft Windows Server Cloud and Enterprise engineering group, managing replication and remote file protocols like Storage Replica, SMB, DFSR, and Scale-out File Server. He edits the Server Storage blog ( His previous role was a Technical Lead within Microsoft escalation support, where he supported Active Directory and was the founder of the infamous AskDS blog. Prior to Microsoft, he spent eight years in IT consulting and before that was a US Marine infantryman. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife and all the dogs.

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