No, DFS does NOT work. I have wasted the past week trying to get the stupid service to work.
Firstly, it was only replicating one-way... no errors, nothing in the logs to indicate why it was doing that, it just simply wasn't replicating the other way.
I deleted namespaces, replication groups, DfsrPrivate folders, etc, and started from scratch again, except I left the 1TB of already duplicated data on the 2nd server (with the DfsrPrivate folder deleted.)
Recreated namespace containing one folder with the two folders I want to replicate as targets, this automatically brought up the replication dialog and it started replicating...
backlog revelaed 1.1m files, and when I swapped ReceivingMember and SendingMember in the dfsrdiag backlog command, it was just under 1.1m. This 1.1m went down all the way to almost nothing (the opposite direction's count remaining 1.1m) and then when I came in this morning, it was all the way back up to 1.1m again!
I'm now really annoyed that I have wasted so much time on this and it simply does NOT work.
I did find an event 2104:
The DFS Replication service failed to recover from an internal database error on volume C:. Replication has been stopped for all replicated folders on this volume.
Error: 9203 (The database is corrupt (0))
Database: C:\System Volume Information\DFSR
To get rid of the above error, I started from scratch again. backlog revealed 1.1m files counting down and down until the error came back again and backlog went back up to 1.1m.
I'm now really extremely frustrated and ready to throw DFSR out the window never to be looked at again.