Event ID 2212 DFS Replication service stopped replication on volume DFSR JET database - Fixed

Event ID 2212 DFS Replication service stopped replication on volume

The Problem

DFS Replication under Windows 2012 does not automatically recovery following a failure or corrupted Database. 

A simple unexpected shutdown of your DFS server can result in replication stopping. If you are not monitoring your DFS replication then this stopped replication is invisible - all services appear to be running normally, including DFSR.

The Fix

Change the following registry key from 1 to 0 to enable automated recovery:



From Microsoft


  1. This has bitten a few times with new servers. Using a GPO to set the registry key is the answer.


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