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I am copying sysvol to D drive on same server as space on c drive is less.

I came through point 8. where it says


Sysvol.                        THIS ENVIRONMENT VARIABLE MUST BE SET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what should I set above?


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/842162

8.Apply default permissions to the new path of the SYSVOL tree. To do this, copy the following text, and then paste it in a Notepad file:

[Unicode]
Unicode=yes
[Version]
signature="$CHICAGO$"
Revision=1
[Profile Description]
Description=default perms for sysvol
[File Security]
;"%SystemRoot%\SYSVOL",0,"D:AR(A;OICI;FA;;;BA)"
;---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
;Sysvol.                        THIS ENVIRONMENT VARIABLE MUST BE SET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
;---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
"%Sysvol%",2,"D:P(A;CIOI;GRGX;;;AU)(A;CIOI;GRGX;;;SO)(A;CIOI;GA;;;BA)(A;CIOI;GA;;;SY)(A;CIOI;GA;;;CO)"
"%Sysvol%\domain\policies",2,"D:P(A;CIOI;GRGX;;;AU)(A;CIOI;GRGX;;;SO)(A;CIOI;GA;;;BA)(A;CIOI;GA;;;SY)(A;CIOI;GA;;;CO)(A;CIOI;GRGWGXSD;;;PA)"
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You just need to make sure that this path is in the environemnt variable on the DC.

To check the Environment Variable do the following...
- open run
- sysdm.cpl
- click the advanced tab
- click the Environment Variables button
- In the second Window scroll down and find Path
- click Edit
- check to make sure that your path also includes the new location.

Will.
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pramod1Author Commented:
Thanks will , still working, shall ask if any questions, appreciate your prompt reply
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pramod1Author Commented:
I am typing below linkd in command prompt- it says linkd not recognizable?

 11.Use the Linkd command to update the reparse points in the file system to reflect the new path of the SYSVOL tree. For example, if your domain controller is in the CONTOSO.COM domain, and the SYSVOL tree is located in the X:\Windows\Sysvol folder, type the following commands at the command prompt on your domain controller. Press ENTER after each command.
linkd X:\Winnt\Sysvol\Sysvol\CONTOSO.COM X:\Winnt\Sysvol\Domain
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Note Make sure that the SYSVOL directory tree is created before you run the Linkd command. The command fails if there is data in the CONTOSO.COM directory or subdirectories.

The above note is key. You need create the directory path before running the command. You also need to make sure that the directories are empty.

Will.
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pramod1Author Commented:
but how can the directory be empty as per article https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/842162

I had copied sysvol folder from c drive to D drive
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pramod1Author Commented:
can you help please??
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
I would suggest that you go thought this document carefully and make sure that you have followed all of the steps accordingly. Based on the error message you are getting that you have posted, the "liknd" command it not recognized.

Will.
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pramod1Author Commented:
is linkd a kind of tool to download
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pramod1Author Commented:
can we delete sysvol on c drive after setting new junction point
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Once it is completed you can remove sysvol from the original location.

Will.
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pramod1Author Commented:
Make sure that the SYSVOL directory tree is created before you run the Linkd command.

I still didn't get this.

I have copied sysvol.inf details , kindly let me know it is correct
[Unicode]
Unicode=yes
[Version]
signature="$CHICAGO$"
Revision=1
[Profile Description]
Description=default perms for sysvol
[File Security]
;"%SystemRoot%\SYSVOL",0,"D:AR(A;OICI;FA;;;BA)"
;---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
;Sysvol.                        D:\WINDOWS\SYSVOL\sysvol
;---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
"%Sysvol%",2,"D:P(A;CIOI;GRGX;;;AU)(A;CIOI;GRGX;;;SO)(A;CIOI;GA;;;BA)(A;CIOI;GA;;;SY)(A;CIOI;GA;;;CO)"
"%Sysvol%\domain\policies",2,"D:P(A;CIOI;GRGX;;;AU)(A;CIOI;GRGX;;;SO)(A;CIOI;GA;;;BA)(A;CIOI;GA;;;SY)(A;CIOI;GA;;;CO)(A;CIOI;GRGWGXSD;;;PA)"



I am attaching sysvol .inf , kindly let me know the variable is correct
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pramod1Author Commented:
when  I type linkd D:\Windows\Sysvol\Sysvol\USA.CCU.CLEARCHANNEL.COM D:\Windows\Sysvol\Domain

I get error : cannot create a link at D: WINDOWS \SYSVOL
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
This is something I haven't done... in 20+ years in it working with AD since it came out in 2000.  

I'm reading this and the only thing I can think of is WHY?  How much time have you spent on this?

How many DCs do you have?

How large is your C: drive?  12 GB is still sufficient for 2003 if you manage it appropriately.  Is it actually smaller than that?

If your network is large enough for sysvol to make a difference, then you have multiple DCs, in which case, #3 is an option below.  If you don't have multiple DCs, then your sysvol is either horribly mismanaged (doing silly things like storing large files in Group Policy folders instead of shares) or too small for moving it to make a long term difference.

Simpler solutions:

1. Image to a larger disk
2. Assuming you have multiple DCs, DEMOTE, then promote and change the location on promotion.
3. Move stuff off the partition immediately after C: to a new drive and then EXPAND it.

And of course, I'm ignoring the fact that running 2003 these days - 12 year old technology is horribly unwise and you should be replacing it with a new server.

Your call - you can continue pursuing this or look into probably better options.
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