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I have a network that is running a 2003R2 server with SP2.  We are migrating it to SBS2011.  When I run DCDiag prior to the Migration utility,I get the following error:

Starting test: frsevent
         There are warning or error events within the last 24 hours after the
         SYSVOL has been shared.  Failing SYSVOL replication problems may cause
         Group Policy problems.

I would appreciate some direction.

Thx.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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What Event log errors are you seeing in relation to the failing sysvol replication?
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At quick glance, I can't see any error in the event logs along these lines.  I'm getting this error when running DCDiag from the command prompt.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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What are the SBS server NIC settings for DNS configured as?  Is the server looking only to itself for DNS on the NIC TCP/IP properties?
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It is using a static IP using a non public 192.168 address.  Remember the source server is not an SBS Server but rather a 2003R2 server.

It is also the DNS server.

It is on a WAN with one DC located on the West Coast and one located on the East Coast connected by full time VPN.

This server is the SOA and the GC.

It is looking to itself for DNS inquiries.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Sorry - so used to SBS to SBS migrations!

Okay - so DNS is good.  Is the File Replication Service Service set to Automatic and is it Started?
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by:creativenetworks
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Hey no worries.  Appreciate your help!

Yes on both.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Good.

So can you please check the event logs again.  Look / filter for errors on the System Event Log and see what errors are present relating to the failed replication.  We might have to force the issue with the burflags fix, but would like to know more before tweaking the registry!!
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by:creativenetworks
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There are 16k events in the system event log and I can't see anything that relates to sysvol.

There is a folder on the C: drive called System Volume Information.

I'm admittedly not a Event Viewer guru and am not clear how (or even if) I can search for the term sysvol?
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Alan Hardisty earned 500 total points
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No problems.  Please use the D2 option for the Burflags option in the following Article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290762
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D2 option?
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by:creativenetworks
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I got it.  Non authoritative.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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The Non-Authoritative restore option adds a D2 registry key.  Please follow the Non-Authoritative Restore section.
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Do you have an idea of how long the rebuild will take?
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Minutes - it is very quick.
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Re-ran DCDiag and everything passed.  Mission Accomplished.

Now off to run the Migration Wizard.

Thanks Alan!
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

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Worked like a charm
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If my comments helped you solve the question, it is customary to accept one of my comments as the solution and award full points, not accept your own comment as the solution and then award one of my comments partial points.

Objecting to intended closure based on the above.
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by:creativenetworks
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I'm a dummy.  I just didn't click the right buttons.  Can you tell me how to fix it?
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You should get all points.  My sincerest apologies!
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No problems - looks like you have sorted it.  Many thanks and good luck with the migration.

Alan
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