Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller Sysvol Replication Broken
Posted on 2014-08-20
We currently have 2 domain controllers both running 2008 R2. We only have 1 forest with 1 domain. DC1 is the PDC, and DC2 the other domain controller. I am trying to troubleshoot why sysvol is not replicating and found the following information. We are using DFSR for replication.
When I view the "Domain System Volume" using the DFS Management snap-in, I see the membership status enabled for both domain controllers. However the "local path" is not defined. When I open ADSIEDIT, and go to DC=Domain, OU=Domain Controllers, CN=DC1, CN=DFSR-LocalSettings, CN=Domain System Volume, I see nothing else. There is nothing inside of Domain System Volume. Same goes for DC2. However for the DFSR-GlobalSettings I do see data in there. Seems like its the Localsettings that have been wiped out.
Our "Windows admin" recently left, and I am stuck with this heap of a mess.
The actual location of the sysvol share on DC1 for example is fully populated with the policies. It just seems the replication is not working, and after he took a look at it before he left, now some of the settings are missing.