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SYSVOL not syncing to new domain controller

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  • Hi,

    I am trying to migrate from a win 2008 SBS server to a Win 2012 R2 Std OS. All the articles that show procedures on how to do this say promote the new server as a DC, move the FMSO roles over then demote the old server. Sounds simple enough.

    I am having problems getting the AD to sync to the new server. The SYSVOL share is on the new server but there is no content in there. Just the domain.local folder. The SYSVOL share is missing the Policies and ClientAgent folders. 

    I have checked DFS Management console and there is no replication in there on either server.

    dcdiag on DC2 shows that it cannot find the Domain policies which is understandable since they are not getting replicated from DC1.

    There are several forums to try and get the replication started again such as:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2218556
    but the AD is missing the elements like DFSR-LocalSettings which is the 1st step in this tip.

    Is there anyway I can force the DC reconfigure the DFS Replication? Or is there an easier way to pick up the AD from the old server and put it onto the new server?


    • Edited by GKOS Wednesday, August 12, 2015 5:59 AM Forgot some info.
    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 5:51 AM

Answers

  • > I have checked DFS Management console and there is no replication in
    > there on either server.
     
    Sure you are using DFS for Sysvol replication - or is it still NTFRS?
    Anyway, I'd suggest checking the FRS and DFSR eventlog on the SBS server
    - most probably it's a simple Journal Wrap error which can be fixed in a
    few minutes.
     

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

    Mal ein gutes Buch über GPOs lesen?
    Good or bad GPOs? - my blog…
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment (-:
    • Marked as answer by GKOS Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:07 AM
    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:54 AM
  • Thank you for your help.

    I had a Journal Wrap error showing in the event log.

    After a closer look the old server had a 2003 domain functional level. I raised it to 2008 and then ran the upgrade procedures in the below link (even though the replication was not working to DC2). After that the replication started working and all errors in dcdiag went away. 

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2008/02/08/sysvol-migration-series-part-1-introduction-to-the-sysvol-migration-process.aspx

    • Marked as answer by GKOS Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:11 AM
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:11 AM

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  • Hi,

    Can you run this command and see if it helps?

    dfsrdiag pollad

    dfsrdiag syncnow /RGName:”Domain System Volume” /Partner:OTHER_DC /Time:15 /v

    Or do a non-authoritative sysvol restore by following the below link.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2218556

    -Umesh.S.K

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 7:36 AM
  • > I have checked DFS Management console and there is no replication in
    > there on either server.
     
    Sure you are using DFS for Sysvol replication - or is it still NTFRS?
    Anyway, I'd suggest checking the FRS and DFSR eventlog on the SBS server
    - most probably it's a simple Journal Wrap error which can be fixed in a
    few minutes.
     

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

    Mal ein gutes Buch über GPOs lesen?
    Good or bad GPOs? - my blog…
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment (-:
    • Marked as answer by GKOS Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:07 AM
    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:54 AM
  • Thank you for your help.

    I had a Journal Wrap error showing in the event log.

    After a closer look the old server had a 2003 domain functional level. I raised it to 2008 and then ran the upgrade procedures in the below link (even though the replication was not working to DC2). After that the replication started working and all errors in dcdiag went away. 

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2008/02/08/sysvol-migration-series-part-1-introduction-to-the-sysvol-migration-process.aspx

    • Marked as answer by GKOS Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:11 AM
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:11 AM
  • Hi,

    Glad that you slove the problem and thanks for sharing the documentation for others to check.

    Best Regards,

    Mary Dong


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