We have a problem that needs attention ASAP. I am hoping we can tackle this together.
We have a few branch offices and the main office.
The main office has domain controller 1 (DC1) and domain controller 2 (DC2).
There are 3 branch offices. Each one has a domain controller (DC3, DC4 and DC5).
They are all running Windows Server 2003 (some R2, some not).
DC1 seems to be the PDC and contains accurate group policy info.
Whenever a group policy change is made, it appears to be made on DC1.
DC2 and all the others are not being updated.
If you check the SYSVOL folder you will find many more folders than what on DC1.
They seems to have an extended name. Kind of like a GUID on the end of the folder names.
I need the updated group policies to get applied ASAP but FRS seems to be an issue.
I tried stopping the FRS service on DC5 and changing the burflag to D2 for non-authoritative mode. I then restarted the FRS service.
This moved all of the previous group policies into a new folder.
I am now waiting for replication to occur from DC1 to DC5. Until this happens, DC5 will not a domain controller.
I tried to force replication but it doesn't appear to be working.
I got one error which is 13508. It seems like DC5 is having a problem enabling replication with DC5.
Can I just copy the 5 known good folders from DC1 onto DC5?
I don't know why replication is not happening.
Any help is appreciated.