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Is there any way to force replication of SYSVOL without danger?

Posted on 2008-10-08
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Greetings -

Is there a low risk way to force replication of the SYSVOL folder (which I believe FRS handles) with low risk?  For instance, I can force AD replication using repadmin /syncall, but I know that doesn't replicate SYSVOL at the same time.

I'm curious if there's a way to do this... thanks!
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by:ChiefIT
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OK:

Let's get an Idea of where you are at. Please go to the FRS event viewer logs and post any errors that are in the 13000's.

Now, I need to know what server you are fixing the Sysvol on> is it the PDCe or just another server.

To fix your sysvol records, use the burflag method outlined in this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290762
For the PDCe, you want to do an authoritative restore (D4)
For any other DC, do a (D2) restore

((((((PLEASE NOTE: The inability to replicate FRS is most likely a DNS problem. Please run DCdiag and look in event logs for DNS error in the 4000's. ))))))))))
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by:amendala
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Chief -

I'm not trying to fix anything that's damaged.  Everything is working just fine, there are no AD replication issues whatsoever.

What I am curious about is - if I ever have to make a rapid change to a script that I want to replicate more rapidly than the FRS delay, is there a way to do that?
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by:ChiefIT
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To force replicate, and save yourself time:
a) go to the Active Directory Sites and Services Snapin
b) navigate to Default First Site>>Servers
c)Pick the server you want to replicate TO and expand it
d)right click what is showing (NTDS site?) and select "replicate now"
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by:amendala
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Unfortunately, that does not force an FRS replication cycle.  It forces AD to replication its core NCs and policies but does not force an FRS replication.
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This KB article references the "ntfrsutl forcerepl" command, which is apparently not well documented, as I couldn't find much about it anywhere else (scroll down about halfway):
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;823230&Product=winsvr2003

Looks like the hotfix was released before 2003 SP1, so unless the command has been deprecated by a later fix or service pack, it should still be there.
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