PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange: how to create a DFSR replication group as required by the PureMessage installer

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This article describes how to use the DFS management console to create and configure a DFS replication group with the same name and members that the PureMessage installer would select.

What to do

Before you start, ensure that you have DFSR installed. 

  1. On both nodes,
    • Open Server Manager and select 'Roles'.
    • Add the role File Services | DFS Replication
  2. On both nodes, create a quarantine folder:
    C:\Program Files\Sophos\PureMessage\Quarantine
  3. On one of the nodes only, it doesn't matter which one, open DFS Management:
    1. Right-click 'Replication' and select 'New Replication Group'.
    2. Select 'Replication Group Type'.
    3. Select 'Multipurpose Replication Group'.
    4. You are prompted for a name for the replication group, type in
    5. In 'Domain' ensure that the name of the domain which has the cluster in it is displayed. Click Next.
    6. In the 'Replication Group Members' window select both servers. Click Next.
    7. In the 'Replication Group Schedule and Bandwidth screen, select the 'Replicate continuously at full bandwidth' option.
    8. Select a Primary member, and click Next.
    9. In the 'Folders to Replicate' screen, click Add, browse to the quarantine folder and click Next.
    10. In the 'Local path of quarantine on other members' screen choose Edit | Enabled.
    11. Browse to the quarantine folder. Click OK | Next.
    12. In the 'Review Settings and Create Replication Group' screen click 'Create'.
    13. A confirmation screen is displayed. Click 'Close'. If a 'Replication Delay' warning is displayed, this may be ignored.

You can now install PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange.


If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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