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2 sysvol folders on 2012 R2 PDC

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  • My PDC sysvol content got removed due to a script, so I got sysvol data restored from backup to another drive on PDC and copied restored data to sysvol folder. Everything went fine until I found out that both the sysvol folders (the sysvol folder restored from backup and the original sysvol folder) are linked now and changes in one sysvol folder get updated to another and vice versa. How can I keep original sysvol folder which is replicating with other DC's and remove the other one.
    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 5:37 PM

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  • How did you restore the SYSVOL Data , example non-auth restore or auth restore . 
    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:12 PM
  • Only the content of sysvol was removed so I restored GPO's from backup and manually copied to "scripts" folder, the content by restoring its backup in another drive.
    Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:37 PM
  • Hi,
    Regarding to restore SYSVOL folder, you could follow the article as below to have a try:
    How to force an authoritative and non-authoritative synchronization for DFSR-replicated SYSVOL (like "D4/D2" for FRS)
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/help/2218556/how-to-force-an-authoritative-and-non-authoritative-synchronization-for-dfsr-replicated-sysvol-like-d4-d2-for-frs
    Best regards, 
    Wendy

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    Friday, April 14, 2017 7:12 AM
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  • Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. And if the replies as above are helpful, we would appreciate you to mark them as answers, please let us know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards,

    Wendy


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    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:18 PM
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  • Hi Wendy,

    Thanks for the article but my issue is that an unwanted folder in which I restored sysvol folder is getting synched with the actual sysvol folder of PDC. Let me know if I need to explain more clearly.

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:42 PM
  • Hi,
    Have you tried to rebuild SYSVOL tree on all domain controllers? You could refer to more guides from:
    How to rebuild the SYSVOL tree and its content in a domain
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/315457/how-to-rebuild-the-sysvol-tree-and-its-content-in-a-domain
    Restoring and Rebuilding SYSVOL
    https://technet.microsoft.com/zh-cn/library/cc816596%28v=WS.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
    Best regards,
    Wendy

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    Friday, April 21, 2017 3:28 PM
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