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Synchornisation of login scripts

Posted on 2001-06-17
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I've a mixed mode domain composed of 2 AD controllers (A & B) and 1 NT BDC (C).

Fortmerly (before the migration of AD controller A), the sync worked that way: I made changes in the netlogon dir on the PDC C (before the migration it was the PDC. In mixed mode, it's a BDC) and it was propagated on BDC A (which was a BDC at that time) using the replication service. When I upgraded BDC A to AD controller A, the settings were kept and the synchro is still running between those 2 machines.
I then add a AD controller (B) to the domain. According to what I've read, the replication should occurs between A and B, but it seems it doesn't.
For several reasons, I can't upgrade C to win2k right now
How can I manage the synchronisation of the 3 netlogon directories?
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by:SysExpert
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Look at the help for IntelliMirror. This may help you out !!

I hope this helps !
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-dflasse automatic replication happens between 2000 DC's but not NT4 bdc's... Check it out in this article & either use the tool they describe or copy the files manually..
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q248/3/58.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=logon%20script%20replication&rnk=1&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WIN2000
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dflasse, as correctly said, NTFRS (the sync app in Windows 2000) does not replicate to NT4. So I'd suggest to have the PDC use a SYSVOL share ("\\domain\scripts" would make sense) for the logon scripts which gets replicated among the two AD machines. Of course, if you do this, scripts would be unavailable if both AD machines are down at the same time.
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by:dflasse
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I might not have been clear: the sync between the BDC (push server) and the ADC which is a former BDC is still working very well). The weird thing is that there's no sync between the 2 netlogon shares of the ADController. When I modify a script into the BDC logon shares, it is actually pushed to the 1st ADController (the one that was already synced when it was a BDC). There's no such sync between the 2 AD controllers. Even tough the rest of the sync concerning AD is working fine
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dflasse, the scripts (and policys, btw) are not repicated witht he same piece of software as the rest of the AD. So you may want to try to debug NTFRS.
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This was what I was thinking. Any further ideas on the procedure to follow?
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Do you have the Windows 2000 resource kit? In there, you'll find an app called NTFRSUTL (I believe that it is only in the RK, but I'm not completely sure).

You can the use NTFRSUTL SETS to show the NTFRS sets on a specific computer. It should display a bunch of information, some of it saying that the SYSVOL replication is up and running. If it is not, post it here.
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by:dflasse
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I'm afraid I do not have the W2K RK. As far as I've seen, this tool is included in the RK
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Do you have an FTP site we could upload it to?
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tengage, I'd be careful when spreading copies of copyrighted material. Not because of dflasse, but remember that this forum is open to anyone, and I don't think it's a smart idea to offer to copy/upload copyrighted material in public.
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dflasse,
No comment has been added lately (645 days), so it's time to clean up this TA.
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My comment about the NTFRSUTL tool to debug the replication problem would very likely have solved the problem (and maybe it has?). That the tool is part of the Resource Kit does not make the answer wrong or invaluable.
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you are right
i must have missed it , my bad
 thanx for the warning...

admins will consider these msgs and i'll change my recommendation also..

it seems like AvonWyss answer is the right answer and my recommendation is to force accept AvonWyss comment
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Finalized as proposed

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