policies folder in SYSVOL renamed?

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Crasher, May 10, 2006.

  1. Crasher

    Crasher Guest

    Hi
    I have an issue with the SYSVOL folder. Firstly the scripts folder was
    rename with something like scripts_NTFRS_xxxxxx. I renamed this back to
    scripts and all seemed fine. A few days later the policies folder has changed
    name to policies_NTFRS_xxxxxxx (The xxxxx is a combination like hex
    digits). Now Group policies no longer work, I cannot acccess them in the
    editor as it tells me the location cannot be found. I renamed the folder back
    but the GP editors still cannot find the policies nor do they work. The next
    day the policies folder was renamed again to policies_NTFRS_xxxxxxx.
    What is happening here? and how can I resolve the issue and get the olicies
    wotrking again. Thanks in advance guys.
     
    Crasher, May 10, 2006
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  2. Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP], May 10, 2006
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  3. Crasher

    Crasher Guest

    Thanks, but the article you sent me to is not quite my situation. The article
    suggests a fix if there are 2 copys of the same folder but with different
    names, I only have one copy of the folder that has had its name changed to
    policies_NTFRS_xxxxxx. As I said I have renemed it to the correct name but it
    keeps getting renamed and the policies are not being applied and I cannot
    edit them as the gpedit says it cannot find them. Any other ideas?
     
    Crasher, May 10, 2006
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  4. OK...

    how many DCs do you have?
    which ones have the strange folders and which don't?
    which DC hosts the PDC FSMO (NETDOM QUERY FSMO)

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    # Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services

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    Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP], May 11, 2006
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  5. Crasher

    Crasher Guest

    Hi Jorge
    I have about 35 DC's most are in a wide area network. The renamed folder
    replicates out to all of them. I discovered that the policies within the
    folder had been deleted. I restored the policies so that issue has been
    resolved. However the renaming continues each day and each day I rename it
    back. The server I do the rename on is the FSMO. This server carries all the
    FSMO roles.
     
    Crasher, May 12, 2006
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  6. how many DCs experience "the problem".? (answer this)

    my first idea would to use the solution against morphed dirs as mentioned in
    the KB

    however, if that is not successful my second idea would be to do a
    BurFlags=D4 on the PDC with all the correct SYSVOL contents and do a
    BurFlags=D2 on all the other DCs within the same domain (don't just do this
    as this needs planning!)

    do you have any event IDs in the event log that show errors about this?

    do a DCDIAG /V /C /D on one or two problem DCs

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    Cheers,
    (HOPEFULLY THIS INFORMATION HELPS YOU!)

    # Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services

    BLOG --> http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/default.aspx
     
    Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP], May 12, 2006
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