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DC Promotion Error

Hi,

I demoted a dc successfully and removed everything from sites and services and when I tried to re-promote it I get an error that states:

The operation failed because:

The path chosen for the system volume is not accessible.  Please either manually delete the contents of the path or choose another location for the system volume

I have had to remove dcs and re-promote them before and I have never received this error

Will some please help.  Thank you in advance
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RizzleCommented:
Has a reboot of the server been attempted since? Also use CHKDSK /f to see if any sectors on the drive are corrupt.

Maybe system restore back to before the demotion? and then re try the promotion.
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RizzleCommented:
Is there also anything in the event logs to suggest what the issue could be?
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Trenton KnewOwner / Computer WhispererCommented:
It's possible that your Domain Controller does not have security permissions on the Sysvol folder.  After demotion, did you also remove and rejoin it to the domain?  Try navigating to \\your.domain in explorer and see if there's a SYSVOL folder there.  Could be replication, could be security, could be your DC-to-be is untrusted?
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thomasm1948Author Commented:
I can go to \\ourdoman.local and it is accessible from the server that I cannot join to the domain
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thomasm1948Author Commented:
I do not see anything in the event logs
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Trenton KnewOwner / Computer WhispererCommented:
is there a SYSVOL folder in there?
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RizzleCommented:
Have you also rebooted the server?
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thomasm1948Author Commented:
yes the SYSVOL folder is there and I can open it.  I also restarted the server.  I may just have to rebuild a new one being that this server is old and should be retired.  But I do not think that is the issue.  I do see that there are replication errors between the other servers and I probably should start with that
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Trenton KnewOwner / Computer WhispererCommented:
Yep, I suspect either corruption, or broken permissions in the sysvol folder.  In either case, a chkdsk may be prudent here.
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thomasm1948Author Commented:
how would I fix a corrupted sysvol
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RizzleCommented:
Run a chkdsk /f from an elevated command prompt then reboot the server and see if that resolves the issue.
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thomasm1948Author Commented:
The site decided to demote the remote servers being that they have a 15Gb link between each site.  with that they are going to try to just run 4 Dcs at the highschool
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