Microsoft removed Replication
and Synchronization in Windows 2000 & Windows XP.
It's not that DNTU can't do it,
but rather the O/S does not support it any longer.
Users who attempt Replication
under a non-supported configuration may experience the following
Error: 2146 - The specified component could not be found in the configuration information
Here is Microsoft's documentation about Replication:
The NetReplGetInfo function retrieves configuration information for the file replicator service.
Windows NT/2000: Note that the replicator functions work only when the target machine is running Windows NT 4.0 or earlier and the local machine is running Windows 2000 or earlier.
No special group membership is required to successfully execute the NetReplGetInfo function.
The DameWare NT Utilities Replication View is designed to allow for total replication management functionality. You can manage both import and export directories in one window interface. The Replication view displays the Import Directory, State, Last Update, Lock Count, Lock Time and Exporter, for the Import directory window pane. The Export Directory window pane displays the Export Directory, Stabilize, Subtree, Lock Count and Lock Time columns. All columns within the DameWare NT Utilities Replication view allow column sorting and column ordering.
Note: The Export Directory window pane will be enabled only for NT Server machines.
The following options are available from the mini-toolbar located at the bottom of the Replication view.
Add lock to the selected directory
Remove lock from the selected directory
Add Replication Entry
Delete Replication Entry
Wait Until Stabilized
Show Entire Subtree
Directory Replication Properties
Start the Replication Service
Stop the Replication Service
Pause the Replication Service
Continue the Replication Service
Windows NT Replication Overview
Directory replication: Directory replication is the copying of a master set of directories from a server (called an export server) to specified servers or workstations (called import computers) in the same or other domains. Replication simplifies the task of maintaining identical sets of directories and files on multiple computers because only a single master copy of the data must be maintained. Files are replicated when they are added to an exported directory and every time a change is saved to the file.
To temporarily stop exporting a subdirectory, select the subdirectory and then select Add Lock. Or, to resume exporting a locked subdirectory, select the subdirectory and then select Remove Lock. To export a subdirectory and all of the subdirectories in its’ tree, select the subdirectory and then select Entire Subtree. Or, to export only the highest subdirectory in a tree, select the subdirectory and then select Entire Subtree to unselect. To specify a two-minute or longer delay during which no changes can be made before files are exported, select a subdirectory and then select the Wait Until Stabilized option. To export files immediately after they are changed, select a subdirectory and then select Wait Until Stabilized option to unselect.
Usually, you should only remove locks that you have applied. Exporting resumes only when the Locks column shows a value of 0 for the subdirectory.
Select the Add Replication Entry option to add a subdirectory to the list. Select Delete Replication option to remove the selected subdirectory from the list.
If it does not already exist, the system creates the share REPL$ which is required for export replication. If it is not already running, the system starts the Directory Replicator service.
Only Windows NT/2000 Server computers can be set up as replication export servers; Windows NT/2000 Workstation Computers cannot.
Make sure an appropriate logon account has been assigned to the Directory Replicator service before performing this procedure.
The directories to be exported must be subdirectories of the replication From Path. You can add the files to be exported to these subdirectories. However, this is optional. Once you set up replication any files later added to these subdirectories will be exported automatically. You can also later add additional subdirectories to the From Path.
By default, the To List contains no entries and this computer automatically exports to the local domain. However, if you add any entries to the To List, the computer will no longer automatically export to the local domain. To then export to the local domain, the domain name must explicitly be added to the To List.
To temporarily stop importing to a subdirectory, select the subdirectory and then select Add Lock. Or to resume importing a locked subdirectory, select the subdirectory and then select Remove Lock.
Make sure an appropriate logon account has been assigned to the Directory Replicator service before performing the procedure.
Both Windows NT Server computers and Windows NT Workstation computers can be set up as import computers.
By default, the From List contains no entries and this computer automatically imports from the local domain. However, if you add any entries to the From List the computer will no longer automatically import from the local domain. To then import from the local domain, the computer name must explicitly be added to the From List.