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Strange Replication Issue with AD/Group Policy

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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have a domain that has about 6 domain controllers in it, all at different locations.

One location has a server running 2003 Standard, all others are 2008.

The one running 2003, when I open group policy, all the policies are wrong and old.  So it seems that group policy is not replication to this domain controller.

I have checked the file replication logs, here is what i'm finding:
Event ID 13508
The File Replication Service is having trouble enabling replication from DCNORTH to DCMONT for c:\windows\sysvol\domain using the DNS name DCNORTH.domain.local. FRS will keep retrying.
 Following are some of the reasons you would see this warning.
 
 [1] FRS can not correctly resolve the DNS name DCNORTH.domain.local from this computer.
 [2] FRS is not running on DCNORTH.domain.local.
 [3] The topology information in the Active Directory for this replica has not yet replicated to all the Domain Controllers.

Then Event ID 13509 will appear after about 6 days.

The File Replication Service has enabled replication from DCNORTH to DCMONT for c:\windows\sysvol\domain after repeated retries.


I would prefer it replicate with another server, not DCNORTH. But event 13509 indicates that replication is happening, correct?

Thank you!
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