Changing the DSFR Staging Path with PowerShell

It took a while to figure out, but it’s totally possible to change the DFSR Staging Path programatically for any replicated folder. Here’s the scoop!

Required Reading

The Script

You’ll need to change the variables at the top.

#I want to change the stagingPath parameter of the respective instance of the DfsrReplicatedFolderConfig class
#The staging path is actually stored in AD
$computer = gc env:computername
$targetStagingPath = "G:\dfsr\staging\certdata"
$rootPathToLookFor = "*inetPub*CertData*"

#find the repl folder GUID
$ReplFolderConfigs = $null
$i = 0
While($ReplFolderConfigs -eq $null)
		If($i -gt 0)
			{Sleep -seconds 2}
		ElseIf($i -gt 15)
				$foundFolderConfigs = $false
		$ReplFolderConfigs = gwmi -namespace "root\MicrosoftDFS" -class DfsrReplicatedFolderConfig

If(($ReplFolderConfigs.GetType().BaseType.Name) -eq "Array")
		$ReplFolderConfigs | % {
			write-host -f cyan $_.RootPath
			If($_.RootPath -like $rootPathToLookFor -and $_.StagingPath -like $rootPathToLookFor)
				{$replFolder = $_}
	{$replFolder = $ReplFolderConfigs}
$folderGUID = $ReplFolder.ReplicatedFolderGuid

write-host -f cyan "folderGuid: $folderGUID"

#grab the objet from AD
$strFilter = "(&(objectClass=msDFSR-Subscription)(CN=" + $folderGUID + "))"
$objDomain = New-Object System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry
$objSearcher = New-Object System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher
$objSearcher.SearchRoot = $objDomain
$objSearcher.Filter = $strFilter
$colResults = $objSearcher.FindAll()

If(($colResults.PSBase.GetType().Name) -eq "SearchResult")
	{$sDFSRConfigLDAPPath = $colResults.Path}
		$colResults | % {
			$result = $_
			$ldapResult = $result.Path
#			write-host -f green $ldapResult
			If($ldapResult -like ("*" + $computer + "*"))
				{$sDFSRConfigLDAPPath = $ldapResult}

#write-host -f yellow "sDFSRConfigLDAPPath: $sDFSRConfigLDAPPath"
$objDFSRConfig = [adsi]$sDFSRConfigLDAPPath

#modify the property
$stagepath = $objDFSRConfig.Get("msDFSR-StagingPath")
#write-host -f yellow "Current staging path: $stagepath"

#restart the dfsr service
Restart-Service DFSR
Sleep -seconds 10

Thanks for reading!


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