How to confirm my SYSVOL is replicating?

Posted on 2014-07-13
Last Modified: 2015-08-24
Dear EE's,

How can i confirm my sysvol is replicating. Last time i having the issue in SYSVOL replication and i was forced to reinstall complete Infrastructure due heavy mess. Recently i noticed that once my 'Primary-Domain Controller' was off my other servers can't login even 'Additional-Domain Controller' is up. Please advice me how to confirm that Primary-Domain controller fail-over with 'Additional-Domain Controller'.

Please advice.

Thank you
Question by:Shamil Mohamed
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    by:Neeraj Kumar

    Find the below mentioned article to check the sysvol replication

    For logon once a DC gone down then you need to change the Primary DNS address on machine and change it to the ip address of working DC.
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    Create new GPO for testing on one domain controller and allow some time to replicate to all DCs

    Then logon to all DCs one by one and open GPMC console, there right click domain and select change domain controller, select local DC and check if GPO is replicated there
    If you don't found GPO within 3 HRS, it means your replication is not working

    Also install DFS managemnet tools on domain controllers and run propogation test from dfs management console
    It will tell you if replication is occuring or not

    Check below post how to troubleshoot DFSR replication issues


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    by:Shamil Mohamed
    thank you Mahesh.

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