I am trying to install an Active directory server, I am getting this error, I dont know why its there, I am not trying , and dont need remote file services. This is the errir I get, Does anyone know how to remediate this issue? File Replication Service: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion. I am installing it on a vm server for testing.
Open up Services. You can get to Services from Manage My Computer. I find the easiest way to open it is right click on the My Computer icon, and select manage.
Services will be under Configuration in Server 2008 R?. In Server 2003 R? it is under Services and Applications.
Here, you can scroll down to File Replication Service and double click it to open up its property page. There, you can try starting it and check on the Dependencies. The next step is to check the dependent services to see if they are running and if you can start them if they are not. This should help you diagnose.