Sysvol/Netlogon share missing

Hey guys,

I have an 2003 domain, and i added a new Server 2008 DC (i ran ADprep) and it joined successfully and is replicating. However i noticed on the new DC it's missing the netlogon and sysvol shares and had another error. It threw this error in dcdiag:

Starting test: NetLogons
   Unable to connect to the NETLOGON share! (\\server\netlogon)
   [server] An net use or LsaPolicy operation failed with error 67,
   The network name cannot be found..
   ......................... server failed test NetLogons

Starting test: Advertising
   Warning: DsGetDcName returned information for
   \\ad.server.local, when we were trying to reach server.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
The quickest way to correct this issue is demote this DC and re-promote it. It probably failed on some steps during the promoting of this server to a DC.

Cliff GaliherCommented:
There will be other related errors in the event log.  Look for them.  The netlogon and sysvol share are only shared *after* enough DCs have reported successful replication with the new DC. This is by design. Some people manually share the folders but that approach is *wrong* and is often the cause of corruption later.  It is perfectly normal for these shares to not appear even though changes are replicating to the new potential DC until enough other DCs have reported in and all is healthy.

So you either haven't waited long enough or you have an active older DC with errors. It could be as simple as a DC that was retired but was not cleaned out of AD so the other DCs are waiting for it to report that it knows about the new DC. Or it could be an existing DC in journal wrap.   Or it could be bad, like an existing DC in a USN rollback condition. It'd still replicate with the new potential DC, but the new potential DC won't come online until the existing DC reports itself as healthy.

Look for errors on your existing DCs and run dcdiag from there.  Clean up any issues.  Then the shares should appear on a reboot of the new DC.

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Cobra25Author Commented:
Cliff, there was an OLD dc that was on the domain prior, i did a metadata cleanup and removed it successfully.

I did notice a journal wrap condition on the existing 2003 dc that's there...could that be it?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
That's it.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
Or I should say, that is part of it. There may also be other causes. But yes, a server in journal wrap will prevent a new DC from coming online.
Cobra25Author Commented:
How do i identify other causes? I didnt see anything else in the logs.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
As I Dao, there *may* be other causes. I was just setting expectations. Journal wrap may be the only issue. It may not be. We can't tell from here.
Cobra25Author Commented:
Does anyone have steps for the journal wrap restore for server 2003? I need to complete this is it seems.
Cobra25Author Commented:
I ran the journal wrap fix and everything is now successfully replicated.
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