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No Netlogon or SYSVOL & GC Unavailable

Last Modified: 2013-12-05

I have a bit of a problm that came to light today. I have to force remove a Windows 2000 SP4 Server from a 2 server domain as it wasn't functioing correctly and I was about to add a new Windows Server 2003 R2 server to the domain. Initailly the new server would not add due to a permissions problem. I (thought I'd) traced it to the 2000 server not being correctly shown in the AD, however once forcably removed I could not re-join it, even as a member server. No computer can be joined to the domian currently. I then noticed through netdiag /fix that the NETLOGON and SYSVOL share were not present, and the server had was not able to see a Global Catalogue. The Remaining server is a GC and I am able to access all the AD although I am not able to edit the GPO.

Please help, I'd rather not have to re-build the AD and I'd like to get this up and running again.

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