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Renamed DC need help with DFS and sysvol replication

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Ok here is the situation,
We had to rename a DC that was used as a print server because it was easier to migrate printers than the other options.  So once the dc was renamed we brought in a new DC with the old name.

The problem is now with Sysvol and DFS replication.
The old DC that was renamed doesn't get sysvol replication and this is documented here:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=316826
Problem with this article as it describes the issue it only gives the answer as if you didn't go all the way.  I need to know how to fix this once we have completed the process without applying the fix first hand.  Looking in AD user and computers I can see the replication is only with the new server and not the old server also.

Second, I have a dfs share between 4 servers and corrected this in DFS by removing the old DC that was renamed and then adding in the new DC.  The problem is if I go in AD user and computers and look at the DFS shares it now shows 5 servers.  The new server and the old server are listed plus the other 3 that were never touched.  How do I get rid of this because it is replicating with the old server?  If I open DFS it doesn't show this and I can't fix it.  If I look in AD it is there.
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"We had to rename a DC ... because it was easier ... than the other options."


Unless the other options involved bodily injury, I think you're going to find that statement slightly less than accurate..


In any event, I think that KB is good, you need to follow those instructions to fix the SYSVOL issue.  Then to fix your DFS problem, if it shows in AD but not in the DFS console, you're likely going to have to use ADSIEdit and hunt down the offending entry and delete it.  I'm not a DFS expert, so you might want a second opinion on that one, but that's definitely the first place I'd go looking.

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ok this article says:
If the NTFRS member object for a renamed domain controller was overwritten, you must manually re-create it. For additional information about how to do this, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
325379 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325379/EN-US/) How to Upgrade Windows 2000 Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2003


But I can't find where in this article it talks about doing this.  This is what I need help with.  

Also removing the object in DFS.
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To add in ADSIedit I can find the offending DFS entry but do not want to delete it unless I'm sure this is the correct course.

Wondering if I can add the object in ADSIedit for the sysvol object also?
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Looks like I found an article that tells me how to do this:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312862
Recovering deleted FRS member objects
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Ok I have resolved my SYSVOL replication issue with kb312862 recovering deleted frs member objects.

Now to remove the dfs entry.  Please if anyone could provide some help with this it would be great.
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