A non complex simple guide to Sysvol Replication and Active Directory Replication

Looking to setup sysvol replication between two servers, and need to check whether active directory replication is working as well
alanterrillAsked:
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
on a domain controller - open a command prompt. Type repadmin /replsummary

If you don't see anything listed under errors, you are good!
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SteveCommented:
its a big subject but if you just need a quick way of checking:

AD replication (Directory Service) & SYSVOL (FRS or DFS, depending on server version) replication have their own sections in eventvwr so start there.

running DCdiag in a command prompt (run as admin) is a quick way of knowing if all is good or not (look for any 'failed' tests)
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alanterrillAuthor Commented:
Hi again, Active Directory is replicating  but Group policy Sysvol is not replicating

*I did a  DCdiag, InsnServ failed test

I have server2008r2
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SteveCommented:
check the events. that'll give you some idea what is wrong as a starting point.
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alanterrillAuthor Commented:
Hi , I have a feeling Sysvol replication isn't setup, as there isn't anything in DFS management
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alanterrillAuthor Commented:
Managed to resolve the issue myself. Turns out the issue started at the domain function level, as this was running at Server 2003, which is incorrect for us as  we have 2008r2 rolled out to all servers, also turns out it was using the old FRS replication instead of DFSR. So I followed guide below for FRS to DFSR migration. http://www.showmehowtodoit.com/step-by-step-frs-to-dfsr-migration-guide-for-windows-2008-and-2008-r2/

thanks for your suggestions everyone
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alanterrillAuthor Commented:
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worked it out myself :)
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SteveCommented:
The responses from myself & joseph were valid answers to your original question. Please consider marking them as such for other people asking the same thing.
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alanterrillAuthor Commented:
Hi Totallytonto ,I was looking for a guide to Sysvol replication, but the responses I received, I found them not straight forward hence having to look elsewhere. I also replied saying "Hi , I have a feeling Sysvol replication isn't setup, as there isn't anything in DFS management" but no one replied in 2 days, I do appreciate your time and help though
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