New DC W2K3 not replicating correctly
Posted on 2014-03-30
At a client site, a new DC was added in recently (NTSERVER3) as the current DC (NTSERVER1) will eventually be demoted back to a member server and taken offline. I am wanting to move the FSMO roles over to make this one the primary DC.
I noticed that 'SYSVOL' and 'NETLOGON' were not created, I went and looked at Active Directory Sites and Services and noticed that there were no servers listed under NTDS Settings under NTSERVER3, I assumed that I should see NTSERVER1 listed there. I also noticed one other thing is that a prior DC (NTSERVER2) was still listed under "Servers" under "Default-First-Site-Name", this server was demoted and removed last year but still shows up here. Is it safe to delete this server? Under the server (NTSERVER2) it has a folder called "Exchange Settings" with an entry "Active Directory Connector (NTSERVER2)" which is the name and "ADC Service" as the type.
Under the new server (NTSERVER3) there was no automatically created server listed there for NTSERVER1, I had to manually add it in as a "New Active Directory Connection". Will this start replicating with NTSERVER1 now? These are the only 2 DCs in the domain (NTSERVER1 and NTSERVER3) as the other one NTSERVER2 was demoted and taken offline last year. But as mentioned there are still entries left over from before.
Any help with this is greatly appreciated as I have limited knowledge of Active Directory, replication between DCs, etc...
Thanks in advance for taking the time to respond back to this, your help is greatly appreciated.