Ok, yesterday I had lots of issues with my server and I was able to get people logging in by running the D4 restore. They are somewhat able to login now but now all the directories
under \\computername\sysvol\computername\ is blank.
Before I had this whole mess come down on me, the sysvol area had a lot of directories and I was smart enough to back them up to a separate directory (same partition). In fact, I backed up the Policies and the Domain information.
The adsiedit says that those diretories should be there verbatim. The question now stands, can I simply stop ntfrs and netlogon services, restore those directories back where they were before and restart the ntfrs and netlogon services since there is nothing there except for one directory which name says to NOT delete.
The error log says that the gpt.ini file is not available. If I go to my backup I see the gpt.ini file in there where its supposed to be.
Since the directories are well documented directories (and not just random numbers) I would think that a restore from backup would solve a lot of issues (some of the users are able to login to their PCs but are getting group policy erros and a host of other nuisance problems)
I did happen to see some help from microsoft on how to rebuild the diretories under the sysvol directory. I will probably check that out if no help is forthcoming from here.