I have followed the guide for configuring content replication. I have a dedicated computer at the Core site to run as the replicator and a dedicated computer at the remote site to act as the preferred server for clients on that subnet.
When I run Replication on the Replicator, the job runs for about 5 minutes and stops, with a failure message of "Lost Contact". Everything is reachable from all the computers involved... here are the details.
Core: Windows Server 2008 - Contains the Share Source
Replicator: Windows 7 - Configured as replicator
Target: Windows 7 - Contains the proper share name, configured as preferred server
The credential tests were all successful.
I am stuck trying to figure out why this isn't working...
It may be worth noting that the remote target computer is located in our China office and the connection there is quite slow, around 1 or 2 Mbps average. Could the smb connection between the replicator and the target be timing out within the first 5 minutes of starting the job? ...or is something else taking place within the first 5 minutes of the job start?