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Help diagnosing 'The system cannot find the path specified' when running GPMW or GPRW on W2008R2 Std (64-bit) DCs

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  • Hi,

    Decided to bite the bullet and sort out a nagging issue we have in our AD where GPMW and GPRW both report errors when run.

    Some time back we had a PDC failure which a third-party helped us to recover from but suspect there might have been some loose ends of which this may be one.

    I am running the GPMC on the DC here are the screenshots of what happens:

    [Images were pasted here but when I tried to submit it says that I need to verify my account - will post them when verified]

    Have checked application event logs on DC but no entries.

    Have noticed that when running the GPRW that the list of users whose RSoP data can be selected is really old (no recent users).

    I have been through each GPO in the hierarchy to check for unknown UUID, corrupt GPO's etc. but have found nothing so far.

    DCDIAG results appear OK and replication seems to be working but having tried to Google for KB articles etc. and not found what I need so I thought I would post the question here for help.

    Not an AD/GPO expert (obviously!) so please be gentle and, if possible, give step-by-step guidance.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

    JR

    Reading, UK


    Wednesday, December 03, 2014 1:52 PM

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  • Hi Julian,

    Before going further, please check FRS or DFS Replication event logs under Applications and Services Logs in Event Viewer to see if some error events were logged.

    >>I am running the GPMC on the DC here are the screenshots of what happens:

    If we are sure that our other DCs are healthy, we can try to do a non-authoritative for Sysvol on this DC.

    If we are using FRS to replicate Sysvol, we can follow the non-authoritative (D2) restore steps described in the following article to do this.

    Using the BurFlags registry key to reinitialize File Replication Service replica sets

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290762

    If we are using DFSR to replicate Sysvol, we can follow the non-authoritative restore steps described in the following article to do this.

    How to force an authoritative and non-authoritative synchronization for DFSR-replicated SYSVOL (like "D4/D2" for FRS)

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2218556

    Best regards,

    Frank Shen



    Thursday, December 04, 2014 8:22 AM
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