This post talk about how DFSR does and does not replicate file time/date information. I’m also going to give you some advice on examining files to see if they have truly been replicated. Throughout this posting I will be saying ‘file time’, and this also implies ‘file date’.
DFSR does not recognize file time changes as a file being modified. Therefore if a file is entirely unchanged in security, in binary contents, or in alternate data streams and has only seen its file time change, the file is not replicated. This is intentional, as we have known third-party applications in the past to only change the time as part of their operations and we did not want to see files get replicated for no reason.