Morphed Folders SysVol

Posted on 2009-02-16
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have been dealing with replication issue (

The above is another question that I asked -

Anyway - I was using UltraSonar and was getting a error about both my 2003 SP2 servers not having junction points. Plus, replication and stop for many months without my knowledge. I fixed the replication problem with D4 and D2 procedure. But, now I am faced with Morphed directories - I found the following article -

Could I do this procedure during normal business hours?

Also, kind of back to my first problem (in the link above) some of my clients are still receiving old group policies - Could these policies be coming from the morphed directories?
Question by:modest911
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    The following are my morphed directories (6 of them)

    Policies_NTFRS_563bb587                         \Policies_NTFRS_563bb587
    Policies_NTFRS_0003dd80                          \Policies_NTFRS_0003dd80
    scripts_NTFRS_0003de7a_NTFRS_563cfeff      \scripts_NTFRS_0003de7a_NTFRS_563cfeff
    Policies_NTFRS_0003dd80_NTFRS_563ba5a9      \Policies_NTFRS_0003dd80_NTFRS_563ba5a9
    scripts_NTFRS_563cfea1                                                  \scripts_NTFRS_563cfea1
    scripts_NTFRS_0003de7a                                                   \scripts_NTFRS_0003de7a

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    The problem with morphed directories is that there will be inconsistencies between two different servers that are holding the same directory. This is what is causing some of your clients to receive old policies... those clients may be looking at one version of the Policies folder, while other clients are looking at a different version.

    As for when you can apply the fix... if this were simply a file share that was being replicated with FRS, I would say that  if it was nothing time critical, you could probably do the fix during the day. However, because you are messing with your Active Directory core files... you might want to think about doing this after hours just to be safe.

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    Thanks - So far so good. Guess I will see tomorrow when I get back to the office.

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