Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

“The system cannot find the file specified” when Creating a Server-to-Server Replica Group

Today while doing a demonstration on deploying a server-to-server replica group on Windows Server 2016, I had a new error message pop up.

New-SRPartnership : Unable to create replication group RG02, detailed reason: The system cannot find the file specified.

What threw me off was the “The system cannot find the file specified”.  Well, here is the command that I used:

New-SRPartnership `
    -SourceComputerName LON-SVR1 `
    -SourceRGName RG01 _`
    -SourceVolumeName M: `
    -SourceLogVolumeName N: `
    -DestinationComputerName LON-SVR4 `
    -DestinationRGName RG02 `
    -DestinationVolumeName M: `
    -DestinationLogVolumeName N: `
    -Verbose


I did not specify any file. I logged into LON-SVR4 and tried to look for the StorgeReplica log.  It was not present.  When I executed Get-WindowsFeature –Name Storage-Replica, it returned a state of InstallPending.  Problem solved.


My code was executed from the other member of the replica.  It rebooted before it told the other server to do so.  My mistake.  I still do not know what file it was referring to, but the reboot needed to complete the installation fixed the problem.