FRS: Preventing Servers becoming domain controllers

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Richard, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Hello

    I've got a major problem going on with our 2 windows 2003 server domain
    controllers. I was using frs to sync file directories across both machines,
    started to have problems with it, and the knock-on effect has been that the
    sysvol share is not initialising on either server, causing all sorts of
    problems on our network, as you can imagine!

    I've noticed that the directory structure for c:\windows\sysvol is intact,
    but the directories contain no files on either servers. This is causing
    event 13508 on both servers.

    Does anyone have an idea how to rectify this? Do I need to rebuild sysvol
    somehow?

    I've tried restarting frs, and the logs show the servers have successfully
    been added to the replica set, but still no luck.

    Any help would really be appreciated!

    Thanks

    Richard
     
    Richard, Jul 15, 2004
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  2. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Fixed it, article 315457 "how to rebuild sysvol and its contents in a
    domain" did the trick.

    Rich
     
    Richard, Jul 15, 2004
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  3. I wonder if the base directory structure is really intact:
    c:\windows\sysvol
    c:\windows\sysvol\domain
    c:\windows\sysvol\domain\Policies
    c:\winodws\sysvol\domain\Scripts
    c:\windows\sysvol\staging
    c:\windows\sysvol\stagings\domain (domain is a hidden folder)
    c:\windows\sysvol\staging areas
    c:\windows\sysvol\staging areas\mydomain.com
    *(mydomain.com is a junction point that links back to
    c:\windows\sysvol\domain)
    c:\windows\sysvol\sysvol
    c:\windows\sysvol\sysvol\mydomain.com
    * (mydomain.com is a junction point that links back to
    c:\windows\sysvol\domain)

    Note: The best way to ensure that you have junction points is to get a
    directory at a command prompt. That is the only place it will show
    <JUNCTION> instead of the normal <DIR>.

    If the mydomain.com juction points are missing they would need to be
    recreated using the resource kit utility linkd.
    205524 How to create and manipulate NTFS junction points
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=205524


    Then you will be rebuilding the contents of SYSVOL:
    315457 How to Rebuild SYSVOL and Its Content in a Domain
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=315457

    Since the folders are empty and you have Windows 2003 you can run "dcgpofix
    /target:both" to recreate the 2 default policies (Default Domain Policy and
    Default Domain Controllers policies). You should only do this on one
    machine and let replication replicate the information to the other servers.

    --
    Gary Mudgett, MCSE, MCSA
    Windows 2000/2003 Directory Services

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    Gary Mudgett [MSFT], Jul 15, 2004
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  4. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Hi Gary

    You're right, according to your list, not all the folders are intact.

    The ones missing are

    c:\windows\sysvol\domain\Policies
    c:\windows\sysvol\domain\Scripts

    and the junction points

    c:\windows\sysvol\staging areas\mydomain.com
    c:\windows\sysvol\sysvol\mydomain.com

    are both missing, too.

    Any suggestions how to proceed?

    Thanks a lot for your help.

    Richard
     
    Richard, Jul 15, 2004
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  5. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Seems to have worked. Thanks, Gary I really appreciate the help!

    Rich
     
    Richard, Jul 15, 2004
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  6. Glad to have been able to help out.

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    Gary Mudgett, MCSE, MCSA
    Windows 2000/2003 Directory Services

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    Gary Mudgett [MSFT], Jul 15, 2004
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