For whatever reason, my sysvol folder does not contain any of my group policy folders.. I had about 12 group policies that show up in the Management Console, but every time I try to edit it it states it failed to open the group policy object and the system cannot find the path. I've looked in the SYSVOL of my other 3 DCs and I don't see any. I suspect it suppose to be in the netlogon share somewhere... I can recall seing them in there at one time or another.
Question 1. Can I restore these directories to one of the DC from tape and have AD just replicate them or is this NOT THE WAY TO DO IT.
Question 2. I demoted one of our DCs a week or so ago... I'm sure it had something to do with that. Is there an easier way to get at these GP files without going back to tape?
I have lots of custome GPs so redoing them is really not an option unless I have no choice.