SYSVOL and NETLOGON Not replicating.

Rick Lee 1 Reputation point
2021-05-25T17:14:31.737+00:00

Hi, I need to migrate to DFRS but have an issue. My PDC is 2008 r2. I noticed this issue promoting when I promoted a new DC. If I use the 2008 r2 server as a replication partner, SYSVOL and NETLOGON are not created and shared. If I use a different DC as replication partner I have no issues. Also, the contents of the SYSVOL and NETLOGON folders are no longer replicating to other DCs in the domain from this DC. I need to correct this so I can migrate to DFRS and replace the 2008 R2 DCs in the domain.

Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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  1. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP
    2021-05-25T17:16:20.35+00:00

    I'd start by trying a nonauthoritative restore
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/290762/using-the-burflags-registry-key-to-reinitialize-file-replication-servi

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  2. Rick Lee 1 Reputation point
    2021-05-25T17:19:15.523+00:00

    Thanks. I am assuming i do this on the Dc with the issue, not on all DCs?

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  3. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP
    2021-05-25T17:21:24.657+00:00

    Yes, on the problematic one.

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  4. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP
    2021-05-25T18:32:41.433+00:00

    Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

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  5. Rick Lee 1 Reputation point
    2021-05-25T19:05:56.94+00:00

    I ran the nonauthorative restore about 18 minutes ago. I received event 13520 and a few others. The last event about 14 minutes ago was 13508, "the file replication service is having trouble enabling replication fron DC2 to DC1. The netlogon and sysvol shares have not been recreated yet. The files are still in "NtFrs_PreExisting___See_EventLog"

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