One of the DC sysvol folder is not updating/in synch with other DCs

Posted on 2012-09-07
Last Modified: 2012-09-12
HI there,
All my DC are running server 2008 x32 ent edition.  For some reason of my DC's sysvol folder is not updated. Example serv01,02,03 all have updated sysvold under \\\sysvol\\Policies or if I go directly \\serv01\sysvol all the files are updated and are in sync.
One of the server's sysvol is not in sync with other DC's due to this I am unable to apply and new GPO and the error becomes 'The processing of group policy attempted to read the file \\\sysvol\\policiies\{C134DA72-2FB8....'
All the rest of the DC's have this file but not this one where the new GPO are not applied.
Question by:amanzoor
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    Accepted Solution

    first check that you have proper Connection objects has been created in Sites and Services

    Browse \\WorkingDC.domain.local copy sysvol & netlogon and keep backup on ProblemDC &  WorkingDC (If can not browse check network connectivity/Port and don't proceed further)

    Go to WorkingDC  stop NTFRS service open regedit and go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NtFrs\Parameters\Backup/Restore\Process at Startup" change the burflag value to D4 Start NTFRS(File Replication service) service and wait for File Replication event ID 13516 now Go to ProblemDC  stop NTFRS service open regedit go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NtFrs\Parameters\Backup/Restore\Process at <samp>Startup" change the burflag value to D2 -> Start NTFRS(File Replication service) service and wait for File Replication event ID 13516 now

    Check Now your sysvol and netlogon shares are available

    Above is called Authoritive(D4) and non-Authoritive Restore (D2)

    Refer for more info
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Stelian Stan
    Did you run:
    repadmin /syncall

    Also check the NTFS permission on SYSVOL folder:

    Another one to check would be the restore Default Domain Policies:
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    Author Comment

    Hi experts;
    I had to demote and promote the DC, made sure that the FSMO roles were transfered to the other DC before doing this.  Till now synching well.

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