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DFSr sysvol not synchronising after installation domain controller

Posted on 2016-07-27
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Hello Experts Exchange,

We currently have a problem regarding the synchronization of the SYSVOL folders using DFSr.
The problem started after configuring a second Windows Server 2008 server with the domain services and file services role. The "Domain System Volume" replication group was created automatically as it should, only it does not function.

It appears to be stuck with the message "This member is waiting for initial replication for replicated folder SYSVOL Share and is not currently participating in replication. This delay can occur because the member is waiting for the DFS Replication service to retrieve replication settings from Active Directory Domain Services. After the member detects that it is part of replication group, the member will begin initial replication.". This has been more than a day now.

Also the error message "Volume E: is low on disk space. If this volume becomes full, the DFS Replication service will stop replication on the volume." can be disregarded, this volume still has 43 GB of space left, which is more than enough. The error message about the DFS Replication Service being restarted a lot in the past days can be disregarded as well, this has been done manually through services.msc.

I have provided screenshots in the attachments for further analysis.
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by:Adam Brown
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Check to make sure you either have the windows firewall disabled or that the correct ports are allowed through. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772723(v=ws.10).aspx has the port list.
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by:breathe-it
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Hello acbrown2010, the firewalls on both servers are disabled. The issue is still present.
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by:breathe-it
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This problem still persists, does anyone have an idea?
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by:Adam Brown
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https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askds/2008/07/15/five-common-causes-of-waiting-for-the-dfs-replication-service-to-retrieve-replication-settings-from-active-directory/

Run through that and see if it helps. Also make sure to run repadmin /showrepl to see if there are errors from the last replication attempt.
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by:breathe-it
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Hello Adam,

All these steps have been followed, twice, without result.
We even set up another domain controller to see if this one would replicate, a DC03, which appears to have the same problems.
Both servers are currently stuck at "This member is waiting for initial replication for replicated folder SYSVOL Share."

I have attached the results of the repadmin /showrepl command.
DC03-showrepl.PNG
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breathe-it earned 0 total points
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Problem has been solved by doing authoritative reinitialization of the DFS-replicated SYSVOL folder

solution: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/SLN156015/en?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04 

Thanks for the replies guys
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by:breathe-it
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Did my own research.
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