Can't Update policies in Central Store


  • Hi, I'm attempting to update the Central Store, with the new Windows 10 1709 files. I've downloaded and installed the software from here;

    and now I'm attempting to copy over the files from the new PolicyDefinitions folder onto the E:\Windows\SYSVOL_DFSR\sysvol\{domain}\Policies\PolicyDefinitions folder on the DC, as outlined in the document above, but I keep receiving the below error;

    I even tried doing the copy using xcopy, but it gave a "Sharing Violation" error.

    I don't think it's a permission issue, as my account does have the required access, and I even tried taking over ownership of a file, and still it did not work.

    I've just recently taken over this role, so I can't say for sure if the Central Store was setup correctly.

    Any thoughts?



    • Edited by Bill Hearn Tuesday, January 2, 2018 5:19 PM
    Friday, December 29, 2017 8:23 PM

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  • Hi Bill,
    Based on my research on similar error, you could have a try the following suggestions:
    1. Restart Computer and try
    2. Perform a Clean Boot
    3. Disable Launch folder windows in a separate process option
      1) Launch File Explorer, click View -> Options -> Change folder and search options.
      2) Find the Launch folder windows in a separate process option under Advanced settings, then disable it
      3) Close all the instances of File Explorer via Task Manager or reboot the machine 
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    Monday, January 1, 2018 6:32 AM
  • Thanks for the response Wendy.

    I came across those troubleshooting steps previously as well. The thing is that this issue is on a production domain controller and all 4 domain controllers are experiencing the same issue, so I'm doubtful that this will fix the problem. However, if I get a chance to reboot the DC I will try.

    Tuesday, January 2, 2018 5:00 PM
  • Not sure if it is related, but it is in the SYSVOL_DFSR folder on the DC, so perhaps there is something wrong with the DFS Replication.

    I also just checked the handles in Process Explorer, and the files are all opened by SYSTEM.

    This DC is also a member of a child domain, however I didn't see any mention about it having to be done on a parent DC.
    • Edited by Bill Hearn Tuesday, January 2, 2018 6:03 PM
    Tuesday, January 2, 2018 5:32 PM
  • Hi,
    Am 29.12.2017 um 21:23 schrieb Bill Hearn:
    > ...\SysVol\{domain}\Policies\PolicyDefinitions folder, as outlined
    > in the document above, but I keep receiving the below error;
    UAC and Share permissions ... copy them on one DC to the local path,
    which is shared as SYSVOL -> C:\Windows\SYSVOL\domain\Policies
    or \sysvol_dfsr if it was migrated.
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    Tuesday, January 2, 2018 6:04 PM
  • Hi Mark,

    That's exactly what I tried initially, except our AD SYSVOL_DFSR folder is on a separate drive.

    Not C:\ but E:\


    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:22 PM