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Recover options for a failed domain.

Hi,

We have a customer with a failed domain. Investigating the logs, events went were as follows:

*   Initially the domain had a single server 2003 r2 DC
*   A new DC - windows server 2012r2 was later promoted & FSMO roles transferred over it
*   The old DC was then turned off & physically destroyed before being demoted
*   Server 2012r2 DC then rans with replication errors for next 150 days.
*   On the 150th day,  the new DC  blue screened and then restarted,
*   Since then event 14550 DfsSvc error is logged  every 30 minutes on the new DC

I believe although the FSMO roles where migrated to new DC,  SYSVOL and NETLOGON shares where never replicated.
I think we have 2 options :
1.  Recreate Sysvol directory from scratch - losing GPOs and any logon Scripts.
2.  Don't recover old domain/Migrate company to a new domain.

My question is, are there any better options available.

Many Thanks,
Jim
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You need to manually create the SYSVOL and after set this Registry Value. Will try and find steps for manual SYSVOL. Do you have SYSVOL backup?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters
SysvolReady
DWORD
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Thanks Shaun.

I will attmept this.

We have Sysvol backups of the new server.

Am I correct in thinking they will lose the old GPOs and scripts.
Thanks for you assistance Shaun