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I'm having problems migrating a SBS 2008 to 2008 R2 Standard server.

I have the new 2008 server added to the domain and updated the ADPREP on the 2008 SBS box.  Then promoted to a DC.

But, the SYSVOL and NETLOGON folders are missing from the share on the newly promoted DC.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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You may need to re-initialize the File Replication Service (FRS).  You do this with the BurFlags Registry entries.  For a detailed explanation of what to do see:
http://blog.powerbiz.net.au/general/missing-sysvol-and-netlogon-during-migration/
(Copy and paste from above link)
I ran the Authoritative FRS restore procedure using the D4 flag on the old server.

    Click Start, and then click Run.
    In the Open box, type cmd and then press ENTER.
    In the Command box, type net stop ntfrs.
    Click Start, and then click Run.
    In the Open box, type regedit and then press ENTER.
    Locate the following subkey in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NtFrs\Parameters\Backup/Restore\Process at Startup
    In the right pane, double click BurFlags.
    In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, type D4 and then click OK.
    Quit Registry Editor, and then switch to the Command box.
    In the Command box, type net start ntfrs.
    Quit the Command box.

Then I ran the nonauthoritative restore process using the D2 flag on the SBS2008 server.

    Click Start, and then click Run.
    In the Open box, type cmd and then press ENTER.
    In the Command box, type net stop ntfrs.
    Click Start, and then click Run.
    In the Open box, type regedit and then press ENTER.
    Locate the following subkey in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NtFrs\Parameters\Backup/Restore\Process at Startup
    In the right pane, double-click BurFlags.
    In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, type D2 and then click OK.
    Quit Registry Editor, and then switch to the Command box.
    In the Command box, type net start ntfrs.
    Quit the Command box.

(if your AD is still at a 2003 Functional level, this should apply).

You also should run repadmin /showrepl and dcdiag /c /e /v on both DCs and start your troubleshooting from there.
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That worked, thanks.
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