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Domain Controllers have two different sysvol locations

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  • I have two domain controllers one running windows 2008 R2 and another running Windows server standard service pack 2. The AD running windows 2008 R2 has its sysvol on drive S while the other AD has its sysvol on drive C. 

    Recently one of our AD restarted and we are o longer able to edit GP on the windows 2008 R2 DC. most of the computers are also not picking the policies applied on the windows 2008 DC.

    I am able to edit and view policies on the windows standard server.

    Can anyone please guide on how to get these two DC's to replicate from the same folder.

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 2:57 PM

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  • Hi,
    It seems that one of the sysvol folders is located on an unnormal location S drive, instead of %systemroot%\SYSVOL by default.
    You could have a try to relocate this folder and see if it helps for the problem. Regarding to relocate the SYSVOL directory, please refer to:
    Copy SYSVOL to a New Location
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794956(v=ws.10).aspx
    How to relocate the SYSVOL tree on a domain controller that is running NT File replication service for SYSVOL
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/kb/842162
    Best regards,
    Wendy

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    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 5:48 AM
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  • Hi,

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    Appreciate for your feedback.

    Best regards,

    Wendy


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    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 4:50 AM
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