New DC Stuck Initial Sync Sysvol folder

Steph 1 Reputation point

We recently add a new DC in a new site, and we have a problem because all replication diags suceed, but we noticied errors in event viewer with GPO unnacessible.
I have checked the Sysvol folder and the Policies Group is missing ...

For /f %i IN ('dsquery server -o rdn') do @Echo %i && @wmic /node:"%i" /namespace:\root\microsoftdfs path dfsrreplicatedfolderinfo WHERE replicatedfoldername='SYSVOL share' get replicationgroupname,replicatedfoldername,state

Return the DC as "Initial State"

I have tried to follow this procedure : change msDFSR Enabled=FALSE replications and DFSRDIAG POLLAD but still stuck at initial Sync.

All controller are on 2019 Server Standard, and no issue with replications except this folder policies..

Is there a way to proper recreate the SYSVOL folder with scripts & policies ?

Thanks !


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  1. Dave Patrick 390.5K Reputation points MVP

    A couple of options are a non authoritative synchronization

    or also try moving roles off, demote, reboot, promo the problematic one.

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  2. Fan Fan 15,221 Reputation points


    Based on my understanding, only the new DC can't get the Sysvol synced from other DCs, right?
    Did you check the status of the new DC by running: Dcdiag /v >c:\dcdiag1.log?
    If only the issue for the SYSVOL replicaiton, as DSPatric mentioned above, we can consider the method: non-authoritative synchronization for DFSR-replicated sysvol replication on the new DC.

    If there are any progresses, welcome to share here!

    Best Regards,

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  3. Dave Patrick 390.5K Reputation points MVP

    Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

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