How to restore my sysvol folder

Posted on 2009-02-23
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have only one domain controller, I have a total mess on my sysvol folder I need to to install a secondary domain controller as fresh with a secondary DNS server running and push the replication sysvol settings to the old one, and pull the dns from the old one to the new one so I have all domain controllers at the same replica.
Question by:Dash Amr
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    by:Mike Kline
    What is going on with the sysvol.  When you install the second domain controller you are going to pull the contents of AD and sysvol over.
    If you set your DNS to active directory integrated DNS then you install DNS on server2.  When you promote server2 DNS will replicate along with AD.
    It is a really good idea to have the second DC so you are doing the right thing?
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    Check if this will help.

    The problem is that if you install a secondary DC on an existing domain it will pull of all the info from the GC and then you will inherit all the same problems.

    You will have to recreate all the users & exchange etc.
    You can install a new DC with exactly the same name - but do not out it on the network.
    Once completed, and done the DNS etc that is required. -
    Check if you got everything in place - once it looks that you are happy
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    Like it's said above adding a second DC will replicate the messed up SYSVOL to the new DC.

    My suggestion is to fix your SYSVOL, then add a second DC.

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    Thank you guys for the help I will get back to you again

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