FRS not working - Staging directory permissions lost
Posted on 2007-12-06
We have an issue with one of our domain controllers.
Basically, there were a load of event i.d. 13539 (cannot replicate the staging dir) errors on our main DC. So we stopped and started the frs service to then be presented with even worse news. We recieved a 13555 event ID (FRS is in an error state) along with a 13552 (FRS error status code is FrsErrorStageDirOpenFail).
Looking at the FRS staging directory (C:\Windows\Sysvol\Staging\, there is a folder called Domain which is unaccessible and has no permissions set on it. When you double click the folder, it brings up an error of "The name of the file cannot be resolved by the system".
We have trawled the net to find numberous suggestions, but we are concerned that none are actually addressing the issue in that the folder is inaccessible. One suggestion was that we do a non-authorative restore of the system state, but would this clear the problematic folder? We also naturally don't want to do it! Another suggestion is that we delete the Jet database files, but again, would that clear the problematic folder.
We have tried to reset the permissions from the parent folder, but this hasn't worked.
I have a new DC to install on our new site by next wednesday so any help would be really grateful.