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
    2021-05-26T18:12:52.177+00:00

    Another option may be to export GPO's, take the failed one off network, seize roles to a healthy domain controller
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-server/identity/transfer-or-seize-fsmo-roles-in-ad-ds

    do clean up
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-ds/deploy/ad-ds-metadata-cleanup
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/itops-talk-blog/step-by-step-manually-removing-a-domain-controller-server/ba-p/280564

    When all is confirmed good you could, then import the GPO's, and build a replacement for the failed one.

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  2. Rick Lee 1 Reputation point
    2021-05-26T19:08:27.493+00:00

    That's the plan in the long run. The problem is the problem DC is running our rack at our data center. I don't have time to take it down till the weekend. Was hoping to buy time til then.

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  3. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP
    2021-05-26T19:13:19.37+00:00

    Was hoping to buy time

    Not sure what is meant here, sounds like you'll need to wait then. I don't see another option.

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