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Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller Sysvol Replication Broken

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.

Please HELP!
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If you have valid system state backup, you need to restore it authoritatively
you need to manually create directory structure in active directory

DFSR-Subscription component is missing under Domain System volumemain system volume and create new objetc through adsiedit.msc

U might check those entries with some healthy ad infra at lab etc
check eventvwr (system, application, directory service & frs) to see whats there relating to DC, netlogon,AD etc on both DCs.
run 'DCdiag' on both servers and post results (after amending the server names for privacy if necessary)

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